[USN-3280-1] Apache Batik vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue May 9 15:30:42 UTC 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3280-1
May 09, 2017

batik vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Apache Batik would allow unintended access to files over the network or
could be made to crash.

Software Description:
- batik: SVG Library


Lars Krapf and Pierre Ernst discovered that Apache Batik incorrectly
handled XML external entities. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to obtain sensitive files from the filesystem, or cause a denial of

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libbatik-java                   1.7.ubuntu-8ubuntu2.14.04.2

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


Package Information:

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