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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

CVE-2021-4295

Severity High
Score 9.8/10

Summary

A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in ONC code-validator-api up to 1.0.30. This vulnerability affects the function vocabularyValidationConfigurations of the file src/main/java/org/sitenv/vocabularies/configuration/CodeValidatorApiConfiguration.java of the component XML Handler. The manipulation leads to xml external entity reference. Upgrading to version 1.0.31 is able to address this issue. The name of the patch is fbd8ea121755a2d3d116b13f235bc8b61d8449af. It is recommended to upgrade the affected component. VDB-217018 is the identifier assigned to this vulnerability.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • 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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  • Published