WSO2 API Manager/IS as Key Manager/Identity Server File Based Service Provider Creation xml external entity reference

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A vulnerability has been found in WSO2 API Manager, IS as Key Manager and Identity Server (Automation Software) (affected version unknown) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the component File Based Service Provider Creation. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a xml external entity vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-611. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability in the file based service provider creation feature of the Management Console in WSO2 API Manager 2.6.0, 3.0.0, 3.1.0, 3.2.0, and 4.0.0; and WSO2 IS as Key Manager 5.7.0, 5.9.0, and 5.10.0; and WSO2 Identity Server 5.7.0, 5.8.0, 5.9.0, 5.10.0, and 5.11.0. Allows attackers to gain read access to sensitive information or cause a denial of service via crafted GET requests.

The weakness was released 05/12/2022. It is possible to read the advisory at github.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2021-42646 since 10/18/2021. The attack needs to be initiated within the local network. A single authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at github.com.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Temp Score: 5.3
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Class: XML External Entity
CWE: CWE-611
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Partially

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Recommended: Patch
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Patch: github.com

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10/18/2021 CVE reserved
05/12/2022 +206 days Advisory disclosed
05/12/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
05/14/2022 +2 days VulDB last update

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Advisory: github.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2021-42646 (🔒)

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Created: 05/12/2022 12:45 PM
Updated: 05/14/2022 03:35 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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