Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2191-1 dom4j -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
01 May 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 958055.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-10683.
More information:

A flaw was found in dom4j library. By using the default SaxReader() provided by Dom4J, external DTDs and External Entities are allowed, resulting in a possible XXE.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.6.1+dfsg.3-2+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your dom4j packages.

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