[USN-4569-1] Yaws vulnerabilities

Mike Salvatore mike.salvatore at canonical.com
Mon Oct 5 15:17:41 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4569-1
October 05, 2020

yaws vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Yaws.

Software Description:
- yaws: High performance HTTP 1.1 webserver written in Erlang


It was discovered that Yaws did not properly sanitize XML input. A remote
attacker could use this vulnerability to execute an XML External Entity
(XXE) injection attack. (CVE-2020-24379)

It was discovered that Yaws mishandled certain input when running CGI
scripts. A remote attacker could use this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary commands. (CVE-2020-24916)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  erlang-yapp                     2.0.4+dfsg-2ubuntu0.1
  erlang-yaws                     2.0.4+dfsg-2ubuntu0.1
  yaws                            2.0.4+dfsg-2ubuntu0.1
  yaws-mail                       2.0.4+dfsg-2ubuntu0.1

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

  CVE-2020-24379, CVE-2020-24916

Package Information:

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