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Web Attack: XML External Entity Attack

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signatures attempts to exploit a XML External Entity attack.

Additional Information

XML External Entity or XXE is an attack that occurs while parsing XML inputs. Improperly written XML parser while parsing specially crafted XML data can lead to DOS, Information Disclosure and further more attacks on the machine hosting the code.


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