DescriptionIt was found that xstream API version 1.4.10 before 1.4.11 introduced a regression for a previous deserialization flaw. If the security framework has not been initialized, it may allow a remote attacker to run arbitrary shell commands when unmarshalling XML or any supported format. e.g. JSON. (regression of CVE-2013-7285)
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libxstream-java (PTS)buster1.4.11.1-1+deb10u3fixed
buster (security)
bullseye (security)1.4.15-3+deb11u2fixed
bookworm, sid1.4.20-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libxstream-javasourcejessie(not affected)
libxstream-javasourcestretch(not affected)


[stretch] - libxstream-java <not-affected> (Regression introduced in 1.4.10)
[jessie] - libxstream-java <not-affected> (Regression introduced in 1.4.10)
Regression introduced and present only in 1.4.10.

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