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: