Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : jakarta-taglibs-standard vulnerability (USN-2551-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 82471
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDavid Jorm discovered that the Apache Standard Taglibs incorrectly handled external XML entities. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code or perform other external XML entity attacks.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libjakarta-taglibs-standard-java and / or libjstl1.1-java packages.