Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference
The parseXML function in Easy-XML 0.5.0 was discovered to have a XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability which allows for an attacker to expose sensitive data or perform a denial of service (DOS) via a crafted external entity entered into the XML content as input.
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.