Improper Input Validation Affecting org.apache.axis2:axis2 Open this link in a new tab package, versions [0,1.5.2)

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  • published

    10 Jan 2014

  • disclosed

    22 Jun 2010

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How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.axis2:axis2 to version 1.5.2 or higher.


org.apache.axis2:axis2 is a Web Services / SOAP / WSDL engine, the successor to the widely used Apache Axis SOAP stack.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Improper Input Validation. It does not properly reject DTDs in SOAP messages, which allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files, send HTTP requests to intranet servers, or cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via a crafted DTD, as demonstrated by an entity declaration in a request to the Synapse SimpleStockQuoteService.