USN-3721-1: Apache Ant vulnerability
24 July 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Apache Ant could be made to overwrite files.
- ant - Java based build tool like make
Danny Grander discovered that Apache Ant incorrectly handled certain compressed files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could use this issue to overwrite 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.