Bug 1448753 (CVE-2017-7492) - REJECTED CVE-2017-7492 SourceProvider in RestEasy-jaxrs is vulnerable to XXE
Summary: REJECTED CVE-2017-7492 SourceProvider in RestEasy-jaxrs is vulnerable to XXE
Alias: CVE-2017-7492
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1448754
Blocks: 1439976 1448257
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Reported: 2017-05-08 01:55 UTC by Jason Shepherd
Modified: 2021-02-17 02:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-05-18 00:51:45 UTC

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Description Jason Shepherd 2017-05-08 01:55:01 UTC
RESTEasy SourceProvider unmarshals some content without XML External Entity protection. An attacker can use this flaw to launch an XXE attack on a RESTEasy endpoint which uses a wildcard mime-type of mulitpart mime-type. Its only possible to launch an attack if a mime-type of 'application/*+xml' is used specifically.

Comment 1 Jason Shepherd 2017-05-08 01:55:11 UTC

Name: Katerina Novotna (Red Hat)

Comment 2 Jason Shepherd 2017-05-08 01:55:29 UTC
Created resteasy tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1448754]

Comment 12 Jason Shepherd 2017-05-19 00:34:44 UTC

After further analysis of this issue, it was determined that the flaw was in the XML Frameworks implementation on EAP 7, not in RESTEasy.

If you use a javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory to process a javax.xml.transform.Source instance please be aware of this outstanding issue with that functionality on EAP 7.0.x:


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