Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4619-1 libxmlrpc3-java -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 06 Feb 2020
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 949089.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-17570.
- More information:
Guillaume Teissier reported that the XMLRPC client in libxmlrpc3-java, an XML-RPC implementation in Java, does perform deserialization of the server-side exception serialized in the faultCause attribute of XMLRPC error response messages. A malicious XMLRPC server can take advantage of this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of an application using the Apache XMLRPC client library.
Note that a client that expects to get server-side exceptions need to set explicitly the enabledForExceptions property.
For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.3-8+deb9u1.
For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.3-9+deb10u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libxmlrpc3-java packages.
For the detailed security status of libxmlrpc3-java please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/libxmlrpc3-java