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Ubuntu: USN-4584-1 (CVE-2020-5529): HtmlUnit vulnerability

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Ubuntu: USN-4584-1 (CVE-2020-5529): HtmlUnit vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/11/2020
Created
10/19/2020
Added
10/16/2020
Modified
10/16/2020

Description

HtmlUnit prior to 2.37.0 contains code execution vulnerabilities. HtmlUnit initializes Rhino engine improperly, hence a malicious JavScript code can execute arbitrary Java code on the application. Moreover, when embedded in Android application, Android-specific initialization of Rhino engine is done in an improper way, hence a malicious JavaScript code can execute arbitrary Java code on the application.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libhtmlunit-java

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