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VPR Score: 4.4
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThe remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-4619-1 advisory.
- dom4j version prior to version 2.1.1 contains a CWE-91: XML Injection vulnerability in Class: Element.
Methods: addElement, addAttribute that can result in an attacker tampering with XML documents through XML injection. This attack appear to be exploitable via an attacker specifying attributes or elements in the XML document. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in 2.1.1 or later. (CVE-2018-1000632)
Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
SolutionUpdate the affected libdom4j-java package.