USN-3281-1: Apache Fop vulnerability

9 May 2017

fop vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Apache Fop would allow unintended access to files over the network or could be made to crash.

Software Description

  • fop - XML formatter


Pierre Ernst discovered that Apache Fop incorrectly handled XML external entities. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive files from the filesystem, or cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libfop-java - 1:1.1.dfsg-2ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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