Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : raptor vulnerability (USN-1480-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59567
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionTimothy D. Morgan discovered that Raptor would unconditionally load XML external entities. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document in an application linked against Raptor, an attacker could possibly obtain access to arbitrary files on the user's system or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libraptor1 package.