CVE-2020-5227 Detail

Current Description

Feedgen (python feedgen) before 0.9.0 is susceptible to XML Denial of Service attacks. The *feedgen* library allows supplying XML as content for some of the available fields. This XML will be parsed and integrated into the existing XML tree. During this process, feedgen is vulnerable to XML Denial of Service Attacks (e.g. XML Bomb). This becomes a concern in particular if feedgen is used to include content from untrused sources and if XML (including XHTML) is directly included instead of providing plain tex content only. This problem has been fixed in feedgen 0.9.0 which disallows XML entity expansion and external resources.


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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

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  4.4 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/archive/msdn-magazine/2009/november/xml-denial-of-service-attacks-and-defenses Exploit  Patch  Third Party Advisory  Vendor Advisory 
https://github.com/lkiesow/python-feedgen/commit/f57a01b20fa4aaaeccfa417f28e66b4084b9d0cf Patch 
https://github.com/lkiesow/python-feedgen/security/advisories/GHSA-g8q7-xv52-hf9f Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/T6I5ENUYGFNMIH6ZQ62FZ6VU2WD3SIOI/

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   Reference acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-5227
NVD Published Date:
01/28/2020
NVD Last Modified:
02/07/2020
Source:
MITRE