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CVE-2019-12331

CVE information

Published

3 years ago

Last Modified

2 years ago

CVSSv2.0 Severity

Medium

CVSSv3.1 Severity

High

Impact Analysis

Description

PHPOffice PhpSpreadsheet before 1.8.0 has an XXE issue. The XmlScanner decodes the sheet1.xml from an .xlsx to utf-8 if something else than UTF-8 is declared in the header. This was a security measurement to prevent CVE-2018-19277 but the fix is not sufficient. By double-encoding the the xml payload to utf-7 it is possible to bypass the check for the string ‚<!ENTITY‘ and thus allowing for an xml external entity processing (XXE) attack..

CVSSv2.0 Score

Severity
Medium
Base Score
6.8/10
Exploit Score
8.6/10
Access Vector
Network
Access Complexity
Medium
Authentication Required
None
Impact Score
6.4/10
Confidentiality Impact
Partial
Availability Impact
Partial
Integrity Impact
Partial

CVSSv3.1 Score

Severity
High
Base Score
8.8/10
Exploit Score
2.8/10
Access Vector
Network
Access Complexity
Low
Privileges Required
None
Impact Score
5.9/10
Confidentiality Impact
High
Availability Impact
High
Integrity Impact
High
Scope
Unchanged
User Interaction
Required

Products Affected

CPE Affected Vulnerable Excluding Edit
cpe:2.3:a:phpspreadsheet_project:phpspreadsheet:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  Yes
- 1.8.0