Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2078-1 libxmlrpc3-java -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Jan 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 949089.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-17570.
More information:

An untrusted deserialization was found in the org.apache.xmlrpc.parser.XmlRpcResponseParser:addResult method of Apache XML-RPC (aka ws-xmlrpc) library. A malicious XML-RPC server could target a XML-RPC client causing it to execute arbitrary code.

Clients that expect to get server-side exceptions need to set the enabledForExceptions property to true in order to process serialized exception messages again.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.3-7+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxmlrpc3-java packages.

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