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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

CVE-2022-0265

Severity High
Score 9.8/10

Summary

Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference in GitHub repository hazelcast/hazelcast prior to 5.1.

  • 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.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published