CVE-2020-11462 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in OpenVPN Access Server before 2.7.0 and 2.8.x before 2.8.3. With the full featured RPC2 interface enabled, it is possible to achieve a temporary DoS state of the management interface when sending an XML Entity Expansion (XEE) payload to the XMLRPC based RPC2 interface. The duration of the DoS state depends on available memory and CPU speed. The default restricted mode of the RPC2 interface is NOT vulnerable.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://openvpn.net/vpn-server-resources/release-notes/#Release_notes_for_OpenVPN_Access_Server_283 Release Notes  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-776 Improper Restriction of Recursive Entity References in DTDs ('XML Entity Expansion') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-11462
NVD Published Date:
05/04/2020
NVD Last Modified:
05/12/2020
Source:
MITRE