Insufficient constraints on Document Type Declarations (DTDs) Affecting org.apache.axis2:axis2-kernel package, versions [,1.5.2)

  • Exploit Maturity

    Proof of concept

  • Attack Complexity


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  • published

    10 Jan 2014

  • disclosed

    19 Aug 2010

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How to fix?

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


org.apache.axis2:axis2-kernel 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 Insufficient constraints on Document Type Declarations (DTDs). Apache CXF as used in Apache ServiceMix, Apache Camel, Apache Chemistry, Apache jUDDI, Apache Geronimo, and other products, 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 samples/wsdl_first_pure_xml, a similar issue to CVE-2010-1632.