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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference


Severity High
Score 10/10


neo4j-contrib neo4j-apoc-procedures version before commit 45bc09c contains a XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability in XML Parser that can result in Disclosure of confidential data, denial of service, SSRF, port scanning. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in after commit 45bc09c.

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  • HIGH
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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.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published