Amazon Linux AMI : xalan-j2 (ALAS-2014-325)

high Nessus Plugin ID 73653


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


It was found that the secure processing feature of Xalan-Java had insufficient restrictions defined for certain properties and features.
A remote attacker able to provide Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) content to be processed by an application using Xalan-Java could use this flaw to bypass the intended constraints of the secure processing feature. Depending on the components available in the classpath, this could lead to arbitrary remote code execution in the context of the application server running the application that uses Xalan-Java. (CVE-2014-0107)


Run 'yum update xalan-j2' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73653

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-325.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2014

Updated: 4/18/2018

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xalan-j2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xalan-j2-demo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xalan-j2-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xalan-j2-manual, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xalan-j2-xsltc, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 4/17/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0107

ALAS: 2014-325

RHSA: 2014:0348