National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability

CVE-2017-8056 Detail

Current Description

WatchGuard Fireware v11.12.1 and earlier mishandles requests referring to an XML External Entity (XXE), in the XML-RPC agent. This causes the Firebox wgagent process to crash. This process crash ends all authenticated sessions to the Firebox, including management connections, and prevents new authenticated sessions until the process has recovered. The Firebox may also experience an overall degradation in performance while the wgagent process recovers. An attacker could continuously send XML-RPC requests that contain references to external entities to perform a limited Denial of Service (DoS) attack against an affected Firebox.

Source:  MITRE
View Analysis Description


CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.3 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to

Hyperlink Resource Vendor Advisory Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry Exploit Third Party Advisory Release Notes Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-611 Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)

Change History

1 change record found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
NVD Published Date:
NVD Last Modified: