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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference


Severity High
Score 9.1/10


XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability in the file based service provider creation feature of the Management Console in org.wso2.carbon.identity.application.mgt 5.5.0 through 5.18.235 and 5.19.0 through 5.20.19 allows attackers to gain read access to sensitive information or cause a denial of service via crafted GET requests.

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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