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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4584-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4584-1
Posted Oct 16, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4584-1 - It was discovered that HtmlUnit incorrectly initialized Rhino engine. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary Java code.

tags | advisory, java, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-5529
MD5 | b7189a4381921c21c27a3059b8f5a87f

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4584-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4584-1
October 15, 2020

htmlunit vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

HtmlUnit could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator
if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- htmlunit: headless web browser written in Java

Details:

It was discovered that HtmlUnit incorrectly initialized Rhino engine. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary Java code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libhtmlunit-java 2.8-1ubuntu2.1

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4584-1
CVE-2020-5529

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/htmlunit/2.8-1ubuntu2.1
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