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CVE-2016-9487

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Date: July 13, 2018

EpubCheck 4.0.1 does not properly restrict resolving external entities when parsing XML in EPUB files during validation. An attacker who supplies a specially crafted EPUB file may be able to exploit this behavior to read arbitrary files, or have the victim execute arbitrary requests on his behalf, abusing the victim's trust relationship with other entities.

Language: Java

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Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference ('XXE')

CWE-611

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CVSS v3.1

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): LOCAL
Attack Complexity (AC): LOW
Privilegs Required (PR): NONE
User Interaction (UI): REQUIRED
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): HIGH
Integrity (I): HIGH
Availability (A): HIGH

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): NETWORK
Access Complexity (AC): MEDIUM
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): PARTIAL
Integrity (I): PARTIAL
Availability (A): PARTIAL
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