USN-2029-1: Apache Commons FileUpload vulnerability

13 November 2013

libcommons-fileupload-java vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Apache Commons FileUpload could be made to overwrite files.

Software Description

  • 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libcommons-fileupload-java - 1.2.1-3ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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