Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 : libxalan2-java vulnerability (USN-2218-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 74137
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionNicolas 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.