USN-2548-1: Batik vulnerability

25 March 2015

batik vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Batik could be made to consume resources or expose sensitive information.

Software Description

  • batik - SVG Library


Nicolas Gregoire and Kevin Schaller discovered that Batik would load XML external entities by default. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted SVG file, an attacker could possibly obtain access to arbitrary files or cause resource consumption.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
libbatik-java - 1.7.ubuntu-8ubuntu2.14.10.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libbatik-java - 1.7.ubuntu-8ubuntu2.14.04.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libbatik-java - 1.7.ubuntu-8ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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