GLSA-201612-35 : XStream: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95738
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-35 (XStream: Remote execution of arbitrary code)
It was found that XStream would deserialize arbitrary user-supplied XML content, thus representing objects of any type.
A remote attacker could pass a specially crafted XML document to XStream, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll XStream users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/xstream-1.4.8-r1'