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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

CVE-2012-6612

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

The (1) UpdateRequestHandler for XSLT or (2) XPathEntityProcessor in Apache Solr before 4.1 allows remote attackers to have an unspecified impact via XML data containing an external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference, related to an XML External Entity (XXE) issue, different vectors than CVE-2013-6407.

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  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
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CWE-611 - Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

Listed 4th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', XML External Entities (XXE) vulnerability allows attackers to provide an XML input that contains an external entity. When the XML is parsed, it can cause data extraction and manipulation, execution of commands, denial-of-service attacks, and server-side request forgery.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published