GLSA-201604-02 : Xalan-Java: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201604-02
(Xalan-Java: Arbitrary code execution)

The TransformerFactory in Apache Xalan-Java does not properly restrict
access to certain properties when FEATURE_SECURE_PROCESSING is enabled.
This can also be exploited via a Java property that is bound to the XSLT
1.0 system-property function.

Impact :

A remote attacker could inject specially crafted XSLT properties
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the

Workaround :

There is no known work around at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Xalan-Java users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/xalan-2.7.2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90340 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0107

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