XML External Entity (XXE) Injection

Affecting libxml2 package, versions *

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Overview

libxml2 2.9.4 and earlier, as used in XMLSec 1.2.23 and earlier and other products, does not offer a flag directly indicating that the current document may be read but other files may not be opened, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks via a crafted document.

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CVSS Score

5.5
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    Required
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
CVE
CVE-2016-9318
CWE
CWE-611
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN8-LIBXML2-429494
Disclosed
16 Nov, 2016
Published
16 Nov, 2016