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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

CVE-2017-14868

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

Restlet Framework before 2.3.11, when using SimpleXMLProvider, allows remote attackers to access arbitrary files via an XXE attack in a REST API HTTP request. This affects use of the Jax-rs extension.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
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  • UNCHANGED
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  • HIGH
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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