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Java JRE/JDK disabling of external entity entities still allows XML external entity (XXE) attacks (CVE-2008-0628)

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Java JRE/JDK disabling of external entity entities still allows XML external entity (XXE) attacks (CVE-2008-0628)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:C)
Published
02/06/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/29/2014
Modified
05/16/2020

Description

The XML parsing code in Sun Java Runtime Environment JDK and JRE 6 Update 3 and earlier processes external entity references even when the "external general entities" property is false, which allows remote attackers to conduct XML external entity (XXE) attacks and cause a denial of service or access restricted resources.

Solution(s)

  • jre-upgrade-latest

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