[USN-2551-1] Apache Standard Taglibs vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Mar 30 18:03:21 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2551-1
March 30, 2015

jakarta-taglibs-standard vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Apache Standard Taglibs loaded external XML entities.

Software Description:
- jakarta-taglibs-standard: Implementation of JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL)


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.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.10:
  libjakarta-taglibs-standard-java  1.1.2-2ubuntu1.14.10.1
  libjstl1.1-java                 1.1.2-2ubuntu1.14.10.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libjakarta-taglibs-standard-java  1.1.2-2ubuntu1.14.04.1
  libjstl1.1-java                 1.1.2-2ubuntu1.14.04.1

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


Package Information:



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