XStream is a Java library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In XStream before version 1.4.15, is vulnerable to an Arbitrary File Deletion on the local host when unmarshalling. The vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to delete arbitrary know files on the host as log as the executing process has sufficient rights only by manipulating the processed input stream. If you rely on XStream's default blacklist of the Security Framework, you will have to use at least version 1.4.15. The reported vulnerability does not exist running Java 15 or higher. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's Security Framework with a whitelist! Anyone relying on XStream's default blacklist can immediately switch to a whilelist for the allowed types to avoid the vulnerability. Users of XStream 1.4.14 or below who still want to use XStream default blacklist can use a workaround described in more detailed in the referenced advisories.

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Source: MITRE

Published: 2020-12-16

Updated: 2021-04-13

Type: CWE-78

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

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

Impact Score: 4.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N

Impact Score: 4

Exploitability Score: 2.2

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

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145542Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS : XStream vulnerabilities (USN-4714-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
145314openSUSE Security Update : xstream (openSUSE-2021-140)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
144818Debian DSA-4828-1 : libxstream-java - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
144681Debian DLA-2507-1 : libxstream-java security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks