[USN-5525-1] Apache XML Security for Java vulnerability


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5525-1 July 20, 2022
libxml-security-java vulnerability ==========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 20.04 LTS – Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Summary:
Apache XML Security for Java could be made to expose sensitive information.
Software Description: – libxml-security-java: Apache XML Security for Java
Details:
It was discovered that Apache XML Security for Java incorrectly passed a configuration property when creating specific key elements. This allows an attacker to abuse an XPath Transform to extract sensitive information.
Update instructions:
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: libxml-security-java 2.0.10-2+deb11u1build0.20.04.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: libxml-security-java 2.0.10-2~18.04.1
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
References: ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5525-1 CVE-2021-40690
Package Information: launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml-security-java/2.0.10-2+deb11u1build0.20.04.1 launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml-security-java/2.0.10-2~18.04.1