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XXE via Man-in-the-Middle in OSRSNewsService #6160

ProDigySML opened this Issue Oct 24, 2018 · 1 comment


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ProDigySML commented Oct 24, 2018

The Issue

An XML External Entity attack is a type of attack against an application that parses XML input. This attack occurs when XML input containing a reference to an external entity is processed by a weakly configured XML parser. This attack may lead to the disclosure of confidential data, denial of service, server side request forgery, port scanning from the perspective of the machine where the parser is located, and other system impacts.

Where the Issue Occurred:

Insecure XML parsers are used below:

Document document = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance()

Communication over HTTP may allow an attacker to edit a server's response and perform XXE attacks. The HTTP URL is displayed below:

private static final HttpUrl RSS_URL = HttpUrl.parse("");


Perform communications over HTTPS


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Adam- commented Oct 24, 2018

This service is not offered over https.

@Adam- Adam- closed this Oct 24, 2018

@Adam- Adam- added the wontfix label Oct 24, 2018

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