#VU50240 XML Entity Expansion

Published: 2021-01-29 | Updated: 2021-02-02

Vulnerability identifier: #VU50240

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-24665


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Vantara Pentaho
Server applications / Other server solutions



The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial o service (DoS) attack. 

The vulnerability exists due to improper restrictions on XML entities in the Dashboard Editor. A remote authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted request and cause a denial of service condition on the target system.

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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.

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