GLSA-201612-35 : XStream: Remote execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-35
(XStream: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

It was found that XStream would deserialize arbitrary user-supplied XML
content, thus representing objects of any type.

Impact :

A remote attacker could pass a specially crafted XML document to
XStream, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-35

Solution :

All XStream users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/xstream-1.4.8-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95738 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-7285

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