2021-37178 | Siemens Solid Edge SE2021 XML File xml external entity reference (ssa-818688)

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6.0 $0-$5k 0.16

A vulnerability was found in Siemens Solid Edge SE2021. It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the component XML File Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a xml external entity vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-611. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

A vulnerability has been identified in Solid Edge SE2021 (All Versions < SE2021MP7). An XML external entity injection vulnerability in the underlying XML parser could cause the affected application to disclose arbitrary files to remote attackers by loading a specially crafted xml file.

The weakness was shared 08/10/2021 as ssa-818688. It is possible to read the advisory at cert-portal.siemens.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2021-37178 since 07/21/2021. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The successful exploitation requires a single authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/14/2021).

Upgrading to version SE2021MP7 eliminates this vulnerability.



VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Class: XML External Entity
CWE: CWE-611
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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Active APT Groups: 🔍Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Solid Edge SE2021 SE2021MP7

07/21/2021 CVE assigned
08/10/2021 +20 days Advisory disclosed
08/10/2021 +0 days VulDB entry created
08/14/2021 +4 days VulDB last updateVendor: https://www.siemens.com/

Advisory: ssa-818688
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2021-37178 (🔒)

Created: 08/10/2021 14:29
Updated: 08/14/2021 22:31
Changes: (2) source_cve_assigned source_cve_nvd_summary
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