Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : batik vulnerability (USN-2548-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82267
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionNicolas 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libbatik-java package.