Zabbix up to 1.8.20/2.0.12/2.2.4/2.3.1 XML Data XML Request xml external entity reference

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Zabbix up to 1.8.20/2.0.12/2.2.4/2.3.1 (Network Management Software). Affected is an unknown part of the component XML Data Handler. The manipulation as part of a XML Request leads to a xml external entity vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-611. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 06/17/2014. The weakness was published 02/01/2018 by pnig0s as not defined mailinglist post (Full-Disclosure). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2014-3005 since 04/25/2014. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 4 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 76325 (Fedora 20 : zabbix-2.0.12-3.fc20 (2014-7594)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading to version 1.8.21rc1, 2.0.13rc1, 2.2.5rc1 or 2.3.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 68075) and Tenable (76325).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.2

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: XML External Entity
CWE: CWE-611
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 76325
Nessus Name: Fedora 20 : zabbix-2.0.12-3.fc20 (2014-7594)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for zabbix FEDORA-2014-7603
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Upgrade: Zabbix 1.8.21rc1/2.0.13rc1/2.2.5rc1/2.3.2


04/25/2014 🔍
06/17/2014 +53 days 🔍
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02/01/2018 +1311 days 🔍
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02/02/2018 +1 days 🔍
07/30/2020 +909 days 🔍


Researcher: pnig0s
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-3005 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 68075 - Zabbix CVE-2014-3005 XML External Entity Injection Vulnerability


Created: 02/02/2018 07:54 AM
Updated: 07/30/2020 11:32 AM
Changes: (2) vulnerability_discoverydate countermeasure_date
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