Ubuntu: 2029-1: Apache Commons FileUpload vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Apache Commons FileUpload could be made to overwrite files.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2029-1
November 13, 2013

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

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

Apache Commons FileUpload could be made to overwrite files.

Software Description:
- libcommons-fileupload-java: File upload capability for servlets and web
applications

Details:

It was discovered that Apache Commons FileUpload incorrectly handled file
names with NULL bytes in serialized instances. An attacker could use this
issue to possibly write to arbitrary files.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  libcommons-fileupload-java      1.2.1-3ubuntu2.1

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2029-1
  CVE-2013-2186

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libcommons-fileupload-java/1.2.1-3ubuntu2.1