Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1236-1 plexus-utils -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
09 Jan 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-1000487.
More information:

Charles Duffy discovered that the Commandline class in plexus-utils, a collection of components used by Apache Maven, does not correctly quote the contents of double-quoted strings. An attacker may use this flaw to inject arbitrary shell commands.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.5.15-4+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your plexus-utils packages.

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