IBM Single Sign On for Bluemix could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a XML external entity (XXE) error when processing XML data by the XML parser. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read arbitrary files on the system or cause a denial of service.
Published 2017-02-01 20:59:00
Updated 2020-10-27 11:37:19
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Vulnerability category: XML external entity (XXE) injectionDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-2908

0.41%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 70 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-2908

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.4
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P
10.0
4.9
NIST
9.1
CRITICAL CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H
3.9
5.2
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-2908

  • The product processes an XML document that can contain XML entities with URIs that resolve to documents outside of the intended sphere of control, causing the product to embed incorrect documents into its output.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-2908

Products affected by CVE-2016-2908

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