IBM BigFix Inventory v9 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose highly sensitive information or consume all available memory resources.
Published 2017-02-01 20:59:03
Updated 2017-02-13 22:25:46
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Vulnerability category: XML external entity (XXE) injectionDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-8980

0.13%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 48 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-8980

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.5
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:C
8.0
7.8
NIST
8.1
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H
2.8
5.2
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-8980

  • 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-2016-8980

Products affected by CVE-2016-8980

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