Denial of service in Apache Tika

Published: 2018-10-11 11:53:33
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-11796
CVSSv3 3.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-611
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Apache Tika
Vulnerable software versions Apache Tika 1.19
Apache Tika 1.18
Apache Tika 1.17
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Vendor URL Apache Foundation

Security Advisory

1) XXE attack

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to conduct XXE-attack.

The vulnerability exists due to improper handling of XML External Entities (XXEs) when parsing an XML file. A remote attacker can trick the victim into open an XML file that submits malicious input and cause a denial of service (DoS) condition.

Remediation

Update to version 1.19.1.

External links

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/88de8350cda9b184888ec294c813c5bd8a2081de8fd3666f8904bc05@%3Cdev...

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