Insecure XML deserialization Affecting com.thoughtworks.xstream:xstream Open this link in a new tab package, versions [,1.4.7) [1.4.10,1.4.11)

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  • 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.


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.