Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3205-1 batik -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 27 Mar 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 780897.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-0250.
- More information:
Nicolas Gregoire and Kevin Schaller discovered that Batik, a toolkit for processing SVG images, would load XML external entities by default. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted SVG file, an attacker could possibly obtain access to arbitrary files or cause resource consumption.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.7+dfsg-3+deb7u1.
For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.7+dfsg-5.
We recommend that you upgrade your batik packages.