[USN-6282-1] Velocity Tools vulnerability

Amir Naseredini amir.naseredini at canonical.com
Thu Aug 10 17:00:23 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6282-1
August 10, 2023

velocity-tools vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)


Velocity Tools could be made to run arbitrary code if it opened a specially
crafted file.

Software Description:
- velocity-tools: A subproject of the Apache Velocity project


Jackson Henry discovered that Velocity Tools incorrectly handled certain
inputs. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially
crafted input file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   libvelocity-tools-java          2.0-7ubuntu0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   libvelocity-tools-java          2.0-7ubuntu0.18.04.1~esm1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   libvelocity-tools-java          2.0-4ubuntu0.1~esm1

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


Package Information:

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