Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : ant vulnerability (USN-3721-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 111330
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionDanny Grander discovered that Apache Ant incorrectly handled certain compressed files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files.
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SolutionUpdate the affected ant package.