USN-2028-1: Apache XML Security for Java vulnerability

12 November 2013

libxml-security-java vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Apache XML Security for Java could be tricked into validating spoofed signatures.

Software Description

  • libxml-security-java - implementation of security standards for XML

Details

James Forshaw discovered that Apache XML Security for Java incorrectly validated CanonicalizationMethod parameters. An attacker could use this flaw to spoof XML signatures.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libxml-security-java - 1.4.3-2ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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