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A Jettison security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, 22.04 LTS, 22.10, and 23.04.



[USN-6179-1] Jettison vulnerability


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6179-1
June 20, 2023

libjettison-java vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 23.04
- Ubuntu 22.10
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

Jettison could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted
file.

Software Description:
- libjettison-java: A Java library for converting XML to JSON and vice-versa

Details:

It was discovered that Jettison incorrectly handled certain inputs. If a
user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
input file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a
denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 23.04:
libjettison-java 1.5.3-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 22.10:
libjettison-java 1.4.1-1ubuntu0.22.10.2

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
libjettison-java 1.4.1-1ubuntu0.22.04.1+esm1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
libjettison-java 1.4.0-1ubuntu0.20.04.1+esm1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
libjettison-java 1.4.0-1ubuntu0.18.04.1~esm2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
libjettison-java 1.2-3ubuntu0.1~esm2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6179-1
CVE-2023-1436

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libjettison-java/1.5.3-1ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libjettison-java/1.4.1-1ubuntu0.22.10.2