OWASP Top Ten 2017 Category A4 - XML External Entities (XXE)

A category in the Common Weakness Enumeration published by The MITRE Corporation.


Summary

Categories in the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) group entries based on some common characteristic or attribute.

Weaknesses in this category are related to the A4 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2017.

Weaknesses

Improper Restriction of Recursive Entity References in DTDs ('XML Entity Expansion')

The software uses XML documents and allows their structure to be defined with a Document Type Definition (DTD), but it does not properly control the number of recursiv...

Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

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...

Concepts

Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2017)

CWE nodes in this view (graph) are associated with the OWASP Top Ten, as released in 2017.

See Also

  1. Top 10 2017

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