#VU13866 XXE attack

Published: 2021-06-17

Vulnerability identifier: #VU13866

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-12463


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Fortify Software Security Center
Server applications / IDS/IPS systems, Firewalls and proxy servers

Vendor: Micro Focus


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

The vulnerability exists due to an error when handling malicious XML file. A remote attacker can supply specially crafted XML External Entity (XXE) data to the target interface to read files on the target system with the privileges of the target service or conduct cross-site request forgery attacks to take actions on the target interface acting as the target user.

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Vulnerable software versions

Fortify Software Security Center: 16.10 - 17.10


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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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

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