Processing Foundation Processing version 3.4 and earlier contains a XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability in loadXML() function that can result in An attacker can read arbitrary files and exfiltrate their contents via HTTP requests. This attack appear to be exploitable via The victim must use Processing to parse a crafted XML document.
Published 2018-12-20 15:29:02
Updated 2019-02-07 14:59:16
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: XML external entity (XXE) injection

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-1000840

0.15%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 50 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-1000840

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
8.6
2.9
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
2.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2018-1000840

  • 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-2018-1000840

Products affected by CVE-2018-1000840

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