EpubCheck 4.0.1 is vulnerable to external XML entity processing attacks.
EpubCheck is a tool to validate that EPUB files follow the proper format. It can be used as a stand alone command line utility, or included in a project (most commonly being epub readers) as a library.
CWE-611: Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference ('XXE') - CVE-2016-9487
A remote attacker may be able to access arbitrary files on a system, or cause the system execute arbitrary requests.
Apply an update
EpubCheck has released version 4.0.2 to address the vulnerability.
International Digital Publishing Forum
Thanks to Craig Arendt for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Trent Novelly.
|Date First Published:||2016-12-13|
|Date Last Updated:||2016-12-14 18:20 UTC|