[USN-2548-1] Batik vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Mar 25 13:03:22 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2548-1
March 25, 2015

batik vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Batik could be made to consume resources or expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
- batik: xml.apache.org SVG Library


Nicolas 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.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10:
  libbatik-java                   1.7.ubuntu-8ubuntu2.14.10.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libbatik-java                   1.7.ubuntu-8ubuntu2.14.04.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  libbatik-java                   1.7.ubuntu-8ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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