Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : batik vulnerability (USN-3280-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100099


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Lars Krapf and Pierre Ernst discovered that Apache Batik incorrectly handled XML external entities. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive files from the filesystem, or cause a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libbatik-java package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100099

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3280-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/10

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.9

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbatik-java, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5662

OSVDB: 155709

USN: 3280-1