USN-2029-1: Apache Commons FileUpload vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2029-1

13th 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 version:

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.