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CVE-2015-0254

Severity

7.3

Description

Apache Standard Taglibs before 1.2.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or conduct external XML entity (XXE) attacks via a crafted XSLT extension in a (1) <x:parse> or (2) <x:transform> JSTL XML tag.

Mitigation

We recommend upgrading to a version of this component that is not vulnerable to this specific issue.

Note for the fixed version(s):
```
This version uses JAXP's FEATURE_SECURE_PROCESSING to restrict XML processing. Depending on the Java runtime version in use, additional configuration may be required:
Java8: External entity access is automatically disabled if a SecurityManager is active.
Java7: JAXP properties may need to be used to disable external access. See http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/jaxp/properties/properties.html
Java6 and earlier: A new system property org.apache.taglibs.standard.xml.accessExternalEntity
may be used to specify the protocols that can be used to access external entities. This defaults
to "all" if no SecurityManager is present and to "" (thereby disabling access) if
a SecurityManager is detected.
```
Reference: [http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/tomcat-taglibs-user/201502.mbox/%3C82207A16-6348-4DEE-877E-F7B87292576A%40apache.org%3E](http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/tomcat-taglibs-user/201502.mbox/%3C82207A16-6348-4DEE-877E-F7B87292576A%40apache.org%3E)

Project

Apache Tomcat

Apache TomEE

Category
n/a
Tags
data
functional
Date Disclosed

2015-03-09

Date Discovered

2014-11-18

Apache Tomcat 8.0.x

First release:
2014-06-25
First release:
2018-06-30
CVEs:
50
Support Lifecycle:
Namespace:
javax

Apache TomEE 7.0.x

First release:
2016-05-17
CVEs:
100
Support Lifecycle:
Namespace:
javax

Apache TomEE 1.7.x

First release:
2014-08-09
CVEs:
87
Support Lifecycle:
Namespace:
javax

Apache TomEE 1.6.x

First release:
2013-11-17
CVEs:
101
Support Lifecycle:
Namespace:
javax

Apache TomEE 1.5.x

First release:
2012-09-28
CVEs:
111
Support Lifecycle:
Namespace:
javax

Apache TomEE 1.0.x

First release:
2012-04-27
CVEs:
121
Support Lifecycle:
Namespace:
javax
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