Debian Security Advisory

DSA-5256-1 bcel -- security update

Date Reported:
18 Oct 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 1015860.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2022-34169.
More information:

The Apache Xalan Java XSLT library is vulnerable to an integer truncation issue when processing malicious XSLT stylesheets. This can be used to corrupt Java class files generated by the internal XSLTC compiler and execute arbitrary Java bytecode. In Debian the vulnerable code is in the bcel source package.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 6.5.0-1+deb11u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your bcel packages.

For the detailed security status of bcel please refer to its security tracker page at: