XML External Entity injection in Oracle Retail Point-of-Service

Published: 2020-04-23
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-13990
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Oracle Retail Point-of-Service
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor Oracle

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) XML External Entity injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU19595

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-13990

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

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to conduct an XML External Entity (XXE) attack on a targeted system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied XML input in the "initDocumentParser" function in the "xml/XMLSchedulingDataProcessor.java" file. A remote authenticated attacker can submit a malicious job description to the targeted system and conduct an XXE attack.


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Vulnerable software versions

Oracle Retail Point-of-Service: 14.1

CPE2.3 External links


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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