[USN-3281-1] Apache Fop vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue May 9 15:31:00 UTC 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3281-1
May 09, 2017

fop vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


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

Software Description:
- fop: XML formatter


Pierre Ernst discovered that Apache Fop 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 service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libfop-java                     1:1.1.dfsg-2ubuntu1.1

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


Package Information:

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