XXE attack in Pivotal Spring Integration

Published: 2019-01-24
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-3772
CWE ID CWE-611
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Spring Integration Subscribe
Vendor Pivotal

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) XML External Entity injection

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 7.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-3772

CWE-ID: CWE-611 - Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference ('XXE')

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote unauthenticated 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 supply a specially crafted input and obtain potentially sensitive information or cause the service to crash

Mitigation

The vulnerability has been addressed in the versions 4.3.19, 5.0.11, 5.1.2.

Vulnerable software versions

Spring Integration: 4.3.0, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5, 4.3.6, 4.3.7, 4.3.8, 4.3.9, 4.3.10, 4.3.11, 4.3.12, 4.3.13, 4.3.14, 4.3.15, 4.3.16, 4.3.17, 4.3.18, 5.0.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3, 5.0.4, 5.0.5, 5.0.6, 5.0.7, 5.0.8, 5.0.9, 5.0.10, 5.1.0, 5.1.1

CPE External links

https://pivotal.io/security/cve-2019-3772

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open an attachment in an e-mail message.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.