PT-2013-19: XML External Entities Resolution vulnerability in HP ArcSight Connector

Vulnerable software

HP ArcSight Connector
Version: and possibly other versions


Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: Internal Network Resources and File System Access, Denial of Service
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 5.8
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)

CVE: not assigned

Software description

HP ArcSight Connector automate the process of collecting and managing logs from any device and in any format.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected an XML External Entities Resolution vulnerability in HP ArcSight Connector.

An attacker is able to import a specially crafted XML file, which would force ArcSight Connector to disclose local or remote resources to a malicious server once the victim views the file. XXE also allows the attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) attack.

How to fix

No solution

Advisory status

24.01.2013 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
23.01.2014 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Timur Yunusov, Alexey Osipov and Sergey Pavlov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


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