CVE-2016-9318

MEDIUM

Description

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.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94347

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=772726

https://github.com/lsh123/xmlsec/issues/43

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201711-01

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3739-1/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3739-2/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-11-16

Updated: 2018-08-15

Type: CWE-611

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH