FreeBSD : Zend Framework -- Multiple vulnerabilities via XXE injection (ec34d0c2-1799-11e2-b4ab-000c29033c32)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62571


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The Zend Framework team reports :

The XmlRpc package of Zend Framework is vulnerable to XML eXternal Entity Injection attacks (both server and client). The SimpleXMLElement class (SimpleXML PHP extension) is used in an insecure way to parse XML data. External entities can be specified by adding a specific DOCTYPE element to XML-RPC requests. By exploiting this vulnerability an application may be coerced to open arbitrary files and/or TCP connections.

Additionally, the Zend_Dom, Zend_Feed, Zend_Soap, and Zend_XmlRpc components are vulnerable to XML Entity Expansion (XEE) vectors, leading to Denial of Service vectors. XEE attacks occur when the XML DOCTYPE declaration includes XML entity definitions that contain either recursive or circular references; this leads to CPU and memory consumption, making Denial of Service exploits trivial to implement.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62571

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ec34d0c2179911e2b4ab000c29033c32.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/10/17

Modified: 2015/10/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ZendFramework, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:magento, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/06/26

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3363

Secunia: 49665