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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

CVE-2021-20595

Severity High
Score 8.2/10

Summary

Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference vulnerability in Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning System/Centralized Controllers (G-50A Ver.3.35 and prior, GB-50A Ver.3.35 and prior, GB-24A Ver.9.11 and prior, AG-150A-A Ver.3.20 and prior, AG-150A-J Ver.3.20 and prior, GB-50ADA-A Ver.3.20 and prior, GB-50ADA-J Ver.3.20 and prior, EB-50GU-A Ver 7.09 and prior, EB-50GU-J Ver 7.09 and prior, AE-200A Ver 7.93 and prior, AE-200E Ver 7.93 and prior, AE-50A Ver 7.93 and prior, AE-50E Ver 7.93 and prior, EW-50A Ver 7.93 and prior, EW-50E Ver 7.93 and prior, TE-200A Ver 7.93 and prior, TE-50A Ver 7.93 and prior, TW-50A Ver 7.93 and prior, CMS-RMD-J Ver.1.30 and prior), Air Conditioning System/Expansion Controllers (PAC-YG50ECA Ver.2.20 and prior) and Air Conditioning System/BM adapter(BAC-HD150 Ver.2.21 and prior) allows a remote unauthenticated attacker to disclose some of data in the air conditioning system or cause a DoS condition by sending specially crafted packets.

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