Insecure XML deserialization Affecting com.thoughtworks.xstream:xstream package, versions [,1.4.7) [1.4.10,1.4.11)


0.0
medium
0
10

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity High

    Threat Intelligence

    Exploit Maturity Mature
    EPSS 55.94% (98th percentile)
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NVD
9.8 critical
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Red Hat
6.3 medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JAVA-COMTHOUGHTWORKSXSTREAM-460764
  • published 25 Dec 2016
  • disclosed 22 Dec 2013
  • credit Dinis Cruz

How to fix?

Upgrade com.thoughtworks.xstream:xstream to version 1.4.7, 1.4.11 or higher.

Overview

com.thoughtworks.xstream:xstream is a simple library to serialize objects to XML and back again.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Insecure XML deserialization. It could deserialize arbitrary user-supplied XML content, representing objects of any type. A remote attacker able to pass XML to XStream could use this flaw to perform a variety of attacks, including remote code execution in the context of the server running the XStream application.