Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : batik vulnerability (USN-3280-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 100099
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionLars 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libbatik-java package.