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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

CVE-2017-17762

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

XML external entity (XXE) vulnerability in Episerver 7 patch 4 and earlier allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a crafted DTD in an XML request involving util/xmlrpc/Handler.ashx.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • NONE

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