XXE attack in Apache Camel

Published: 2019-05-22
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-0188
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Apache Camel
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Vendor Apache Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) XML External Entity injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU18570

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-0188

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

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform XXE attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to usage of a third-party JSON-lib library vulnerable to XML external entity injection attacks. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request to the affected application and read contents of arbitrary file on the system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Apache Camel: 2.22.0 - 2.23.2

CPE2.3 External links


Q & A

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