Atlassian Crowd XML External Entity Request Handling Arbitrary File Disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 67176
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The version of Atlassian Crowd installed on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of Atlassian Crowd installed on the remote host is affected by an XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability. This vulnerability could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to retrieve arbitrary files from the remote host by sending a specially crafted HTTP request with a Document Type Definition (DTD) header containing an XML external entity along with an entity reference.

Note that the application is also affected by a flaw in which a remote, unauthenticated attacker can use the Crowd server to act as an HTTP Request Relay. Additionally, the application is affected by a flaw in which a denial of service attack can be launched against the Crowd server.


Upgrade to version 2.5.4 / 2.6.3 or later or apply the patch in the referenced URL.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67176

File Name: crowd_remote_file_disclosure.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 7/3/2013

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: crowd_detect.nasl, os_fingerprint.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-3925


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:atlassian:crowd

Required KB Items: www/crowd

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 6/18/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/28/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-3925

BID: 60899