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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference


Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10


IBM App Connect V11.0.0.0 through V11.0.0.1, IBM Integration Bus V10.0.0.0 through V10.0.0.13, IBM Integration Bus V9.0.0.0 through V9.0.0.10, and WebSphere Message Broker V8.0.0.0 through V8.0.0.9 is vulnerable to a XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to consume memory resources. IBM X-Force ID: 149639.

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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

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