Data Format Extension on Jackson XmlMapper xml external entity reference

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A vulnerability was found in Data Format Extension on Jackson (affected version unknown). It has been classified as very critical. This affects an unknown functionality of the component XmlMapper. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a xml external entity reference vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-611. The software 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.

The weakness was disclosed 06/10/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-3720 since 03/30/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/23/2022).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 91057 (Fedora 24 : jackson-dataformat-xml-2.6.3-3.fc24 (2016-13b4cae9df)), 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 l.

Upgrading 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 vulnerability database at Tenable (91057).



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

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 91057
Nessus Name: Fedora 24 : jackson-dataformat-xml-2.6.3-3.fc24 (2016-13b4cae9df)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for jackson-dataformat-xml FEDORA-2016-f2e2b178ea
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03/30/2016 🔍
05/10/2016 +41 days 🔍
05/12/2016 +2 days 🔍
06/10/2016 +29 days 🔍
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06/11/2016 +1 days 🔍
08/23/2022 +2264 days 🔍


Advisory: 199
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-3720 (🔍)


Created: 06/11/2016 07:26 PM
Updated: 08/23/2022 11:33 AM
Changes: 06/11/2016 07:26 PM (57), 01/15/2019 10:52 AM (11), 08/23/2022 11:24 AM (4), 08/23/2022 11:33 AM (1)
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