Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : jakarta-taglibs-standard vulnerability (USN-2551-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 82471


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


David 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.

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 libjakarta-taglibs-standard-java and / or libjstl1.1-java packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82471

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2551-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/31

Modified: 2017/01/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjakarta-taglibs-standard-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjstl1.1-java, 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: 2015/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0254

BID: 72809

OSVDB: 118922

USN: 2551-1