QlikTech Qlikview up to 11.20 SR11 XML Data AccessPoint.aspx xml external entity reference

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A vulnerability was found in QlikTech Qlikview up to 11.20 SR11. It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality of the file AccessPoint.aspx of the component XML Data Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a xml external entity reference vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

XML external entity (XXE) vulnerability in QlikTech Qlikview before 11.20 SR12 allows remote attackers to conduct server-side request forgery (SSRF) attacks and read arbitrary files via crafted XML data in a request to AccessPoint.aspx.

The weakness was disclosed 09/16/2015 (Website). The advisory is available at exploit-db.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2015-3623 since 04/30/2015. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details and also a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed by Alex Haynes and been published even before and not after the advisory. It is possible to download the exploit at exploit-db.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. By approaching the search of inurl:AccessPoint.aspx it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 91782 (QlikView Server AccessPoint XML External Entity Injection), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context r.

Upgrading to version 11.20 SR12 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (91782) and Exploit-DB (38118).





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Class: Xml external entity reference
CWE: CWE-611 / CWE-610
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: Alex Haynes
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Nessus ID: 91782
Nessus Name: QlikView Server AccessPoint XML External Entity Injection
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Upgrade: Qlikview 11.20 SR12


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Advisory: 133499
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-3623 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 54247 - QlikTech Qlikview before 11.20 SR12 Remote SSRF and XXE Vulnerabilities via Crafted XML Data, Medium

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013


Created: 09/17/2015 10:23 AM
Updated: 06/15/2022 03:01 PM
Changes: 09/17/2015 10:23 AM (56), 03/11/2018 01:40 PM (14), 06/15/2022 03:01 PM (3)
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