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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

CVE-2018-20000

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

Apereo Bedework bw-webdav before 4.0.3 allows XXE attacks, as demonstrated by an invite-reply document that reads a local file, related to webdav/servlet/common/MethodBase.java and webdav/servlet/common/PostRequestPars.java.

  • 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