RHEL 6 / 7 : jakarta-taglibs-standard (RHSA-2015:1695)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85718


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated jakarta-taglibs-standard packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

jakarta-taglibs-standard is the Java Standard Tag Library (JSTL). This library is used in conjunction with Tomcat and Java Server Pages (JSP).

It was found that the Java Standard Tag Library (JSTL) allowed the processing of untrusted XML documents to utilize external entity references, which could access resources on the host system and, potentially, allowing arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-0254)

Note: jakarta-taglibs-standard users may need to take additional steps after applying this update. Detailed instructions on the additional steps can be found here :


All jakarta-taglibs-standard users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected jakarta-taglibs-standard and / or jakarta-taglibs-standard-javadoc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85718

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-1695.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/01

Modified: 2017/01/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jakarta-taglibs-standard, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jakarta-taglibs-standard-javadoc, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0254

OSVDB: 118922

RHSA: 2015:1695