Debian DLA-1517-1 : dom4j security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 117673
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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: High

ID: 117673

File Name: debian_DLA-1517.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/25/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

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: 9/24/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/20/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000632