[USN-4584-1] HtmlUnit vulnerability

Paulo Flabiano Smorigo pfsmorigo at canonical.com
Thu Oct 15 23:05:41 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4584-1
October 15, 2020

htmlunit vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


HtmlUnit could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator
if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- htmlunit: headless web browser written in Java


It was discovered that HtmlUnit incorrectly initialized Rhino engine. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary Java code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libhtmlunit-java                2.8-1ubuntu2.1

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


Package Information:
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