#VU13801 XXE attack in SEL AcSELerator Architect and SEL Compass

Published: 2018-07-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU13801

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-10600


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
SEL AcSELerator Architect
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc
SEL Compass
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc

Vendor: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to conduct XXE attack on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted input to the AcSELerator Architect XML parser, conduct XXE attack and retrieve arbitrary data or cause the service to crash.


Update SEL Compass to version or later.
Update SEL AcSELerator  to version

Vulnerable software versions

SEL AcSELerator Architect:

SEL Compass:

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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