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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

CVE-2018-0765

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

A denial of service vulnerability exists when .NET and .NET Core improperly process XML documents, aka ".NET and .NET Core Denial of Service Vulnerability." This affects Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6/4.6.1/4.6.2/4.7/4.7.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7/4.7.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6/4.6.1/4.6.2, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2/4.7/4.7.1, .NET Core 2.0, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2.

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

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