PT-2014-02: XML External Entities Resolution vulnerability in Nixu Namesurfer
Version: 7.2.2 and earlier
Severity level: Medium
Impact: Internal Network Resources and File System Access, Denial of Service
Access Vector: Remote
Base Score: 4.9
CVE: not assigned
Nixu Namesurfer implements a unified system for manageming DNS servers via web interface.
The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected an XML External Entities Resolution vulnerability in Nixu Namesurfer.
The vulnerability allows an attacker to inject a malicious code into a page generated by the web-based system. This code will be executed on the victim’s computer when he/she opens this page. At that, the malicious code will interact with the attacker’s web server.
How to fix
Update your sofware up to the latest version
16.01.2014 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
14.03.2014 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
27.03.2014 - Public disclosure
The vulnerability was detected by Alexey Osipov, Alexander Tlyapov, and Valentin Shilnenkov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)
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