Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : batik vulnerability (USN-2548-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82267


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Nicolas Gregoire and Kevin Schaller discovered that Batik would load XML external entities by default. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted SVG file, an attacker could possibly obtain access to arbitrary files or cause resource consumption.

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 libbatik-java package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82267

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2548-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbatik-java, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0250

BID: 73153

OSVDB: 90591

USN: 2548-1