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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference


Severity High
Score 9.1/10


An improper restriction of xml external entity reference in Fortinet FortiNAC version 9.4.0 through 9.4.1, FortiNAC version 9.2.0 through 9.2.7, FortiNAC version 9.1.0 through 9.1.8, FortiNAC version 8.8.0 through 8.8.11, FortiNAC version 8.7.0 through 8.7.6, FortiNAC version 8.6.0 through 8.6.5, FortiNAC version 8.5.0 through 8.5.4, FortiNAC version 8.3.7 allows attacker to read arbitrary files or trigger a denial of service via specifically crafted XML documents.

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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