WatchGuard Fireware v11.12.1 and earlier mishandles requests referring to an XML External Entity (XXE), in the XML-RPC agent. This causes the Firebox wgagent process to crash. This process crash ends all authenticated sessions to the Firebox, including management connections, and prevents new authenticated sessions until the process has recovered. The Firebox may also experience an overall degradation in performance while the wgagent process recovers. An attacker could continuously send XML-RPC requests that contain references to external entities to perform a limited Denial of Service (DoS) attack against an affected Firebox.
Published 2017-04-22 22:59:00
Updated 2017-04-27 19:45:08
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: XML external entity (XXE) injectionDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-8056

0.46%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 75 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-8056

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
10.0
2.9
NIST
5.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
3.9
1.4
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2017-8056

  • 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-2017-8056

Products affected by CVE-2017-8056

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