Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 : libxalan2-java vulnerability (USN-2218-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 74137


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Nicolas Gregoire discovered that Xalan-Java incorrectly handled certain properties when the secure processing feature was enabled. An attacker could possibly use this issue to load arbitrary classes or access external resources.

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


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 74137

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2218-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/05/22

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxalan2-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxalan2-java-gcj, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxsltc-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxsltc-java-gcj, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0107

BID: 66397

OSVDB: 104942

USN: 2218-1