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Red Hat: CVE-2021-29505: Important: xstream security update (RHSA-2021:2683)

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Red Hat: CVE-2021-29505: Important: xstream security update (RHSA-2021:2683)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/28/2021
Created
07/14/2021
Added
07/13/2021
Modified
07/13/2021

Description

XStream is software for serializing Java objects to XML and back again. A vulnerability in XStream versions prior to 1.4.17 may allow a remote attacker has sufficient rights to execute commands of the host only by manipulating the processed input stream. No user who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types is affected. The vulnerability is patched in version 1.4.17.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-xstream
  • redhat-upgrade-xstream-javadoc

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