Information Exposure Affecting org.dspace:dspace-xmlui package, versions [4.0,6.4)

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  • published

    2 Aug 2022

  • disclosed

    2 Aug 2022

  • credit

    David Cavrenne

How to fix?

Upgrade org.dspace:dspace-xmlui to version 6.4 or higher.


org.dspace:dspace-xmlui is a web-based user interface based upon Apache Cocoon.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Information Exposure in the generate() functions of cocoon/ and cocoon/, which expose metadata on withdrawn items in the mets.xml object. An attacker in possession of the handle/URL of a withdrawn item can retrieve the metadata.

Note: This vulnerability does not impact the JSPUI or versions 7.