Descriptionxmlsec 1.2.23 and before is vulnerable to XML External Entity Expansion when parsing crafted input documents, resulting in possible information disclosure or denial of service
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xmlsec1 (PTS)jessie1.2.20-2vulnerable
buster, sid1.2.27-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - xmlsec1 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - xmlsec1 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - xmlsec1 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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