RHEL 6 / 7 : jakarta-taglibs-standard (RHSA-2015:1695)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated jakarta-taglibs-standard packages that fix one security issue
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

jakarta-taglibs-standard is the Java Standard Tag Library (JSTL). This
library is used in conjunction with Tomcat and Java Server Pages
(JSP).

It was found that the Java Standard Tag Library (JSTL) allowed the
processing of untrusted XML documents to utilize external entity
references, which could access resources on the host system and,
potentially, allowing arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-0254)

Note: jakarta-taglibs-standard users may need to take additional steps
after applying this update. Detailed instructions on the additional
steps can be found here :

https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1584363

All jakarta-taglibs-standard users are advised to upgrade to these
updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this
issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-0254.html
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1584363
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1695.html

Solution :

Update the affected jakarta-taglibs-standard and / or
jakarta-taglibs-standard-javadoc packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85718 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0254

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