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1439980: CVE-2017-7465 JBoss: JAXP in EAP 7.0 allows RCE via XSL
It was found that the JAXP implementation used in EAP 7.0 for XSLT processing is vulnerable to code injection. An attacker could use this flaw to cause remote code execution if they are able to provide XSLT content for parsing.

Find out more about CVE-2017-7465 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 9
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Changed
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Mobile Application Platform On-Premise 4 security Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 tomcat Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EAP 7 XML Frameworks Affected


This issue was discovered by Jason Shepherd (Red Hat).


Doing a transform in JAXP requires the use of a 'javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory'. If the FEATURE_SECURE_PROCESSING feature is set to 'true', it mitigates this vulnerability. Eg:

TransformerFactory factory = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
factory.setFeature(javax.xml.XMLConstants.FEATURE_SECURE_PROCESSING, true);

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