CVE-2021-23901 Detail

Current Description

An XML external entity (XXE) injection vulnerability was discovered in the Nutch DmozParser and is known to affect Nutch versions < 1.18. XML external entity injection (also known as XXE) is a web security vulnerability that allows an attacker to interfere with an application's processing of XML data. It often allows an attacker to view files on the application server filesystem, and to interact with any back-end or external systems that the application itself can access. This issue is fixed in Apache Nutch 1.18.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  9.1 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NUTCH-2841 Issue Tracking  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r090321840b44cc91086c4e317bf2baffa270749dde6c1273b6567f7c%40%3Cdev.nutch.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r5e2f7737b42c73a3325f3c2c8cdee1ec27631b3a0e144104d84d70e6@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r7ddfd680aa7ea001ca8da63bb23e3f8caa095a8b4f2261e46bade5c7@%3Cdev.nutch.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-611 Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference cwe source acceptance level NIST   Reference acceptance level Apache Software Foundation  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-23901
NVD Published Date:
01/25/2021
NVD Last Modified:
02/01/2021
Source:
Apache Software Foundation