Debian DLA-1517-1 : dom4j security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117673


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Mario Areias discovered that dom4j, a XML framework for Java, was vulnerable to a XML injection attack. An attacker able to specify attributes or elements in the XML document might be able to modify the whole XML document.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1.6.1+dfsg.3-2+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your dom4j packages.

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


Upgrade the affected libdom4j-java, and libdom4j-java-doc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117673

File Name: debian_DLA-1517.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/25

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libdom4j-java, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libdom4j-java-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000632