Vulnerability identifier: #VU18923
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: Yes
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.
The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied XML input including XML names that contain a large number of colons. A remote attacker can pass a specially crafted XML code to the affected application and view contents of arbitrary files on the system or initiate requests to external systems.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to view contents of arbitrary file on the server or perform network scanning of internal and external infrastructure.
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Vulnerable software versions
expat: 1.95.0 - 2.2.6
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?