VDB-112758 · CVE-2018-6486 · BID 102902

Micro Focus Fortify Audit Workbench 16.10/16.20/17.10 XML Data xml external entity reference

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A vulnerability was found in Micro Focus Fortify Audit Workbench and Fortify Software Security Center 16.10/16.20/17.10. It has been classified as critical. Affected is some unknown functionality of the component XML Data Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a xml external entity reference vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-611. 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability in Micro Focus Fortify Audit Workbench (AWB) and Micro Focus Fortify Software Security Center (SSC), versions 16.10, 16.20, 17.10. This vulnerability could be exploited to allow a XML External Entity (XXE) injection.

The bug was discovered 02/01/2018. The weakness was presented 02/02/2018 (Website). The advisory is available at softwaresupport.softwaregrp.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2018-6486 since 02/01/2018. 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 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.






CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.1
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.1

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.3
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Class: Xml external entity reference
CWE: CWE-611 / CWE-610
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: no mitigation known
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01/26/2018 🔍
02/01/2018 +6 days 🔍
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02/02/2018 +1 days 🔍
02/02/2018 +0 days 🔍
02/03/2018 +1 days 🔍
02/03/2023 +1826 days 🔍


Vendor: microfocus.com

Advisory: softwaresupport.softwaregrp.com
Researcher: Jakub Palaczynski
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2018-6486 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 102902 - Multiple HP Fortify Products CVE-2018-6486 XML External Entity Injection Vulnerability


Created: 02/03/2018 09:03 AM
Updated: 02/03/2023 01:59 PM
Changes: 02/03/2018 09:03 AM (58), 01/01/2020 09:30 AM (4), 02/02/2021 02:12 PM (3), 02/02/2021 02:14 PM (1), 02/03/2023 01:59 PM (11)
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