USN-2029-1: Apache Commons FileUpload vulnerability
13 November 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Apache Commons FileUpload could be made to overwrite files.
- libcommons-fileupload-java - File upload capability for servlets and web applications
It was discovered that Apache Commons FileUpload incorrectly handled file names with NULL bytes in serialized instances. An attacker could use this issue to possibly write to arbitrary files.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.