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XEE vulnerabilities in SharePoint (MS11-074) and DotNetNuke


Microsoft recently published MS11-074. This bulletin concerns mainly
SharePoint (2007 and 2010) but CVE-2011-1892 applies too to Office
Groove (client and server), Office Forms Server 2007 and Office Web Apps

The vulnerability is a "XML External Entity Reference" one, as described
in CWE-611 [1]. The vulnerable component is "XML Web Part" and the
following image demonstrates the exploit on a SharePoint 2007 server

DotNetNuke has quietly patched this summer a very similar vulnerability
in its XML component (v6.0.0 is OK [3]).

As described in Microsoft documentation [4], setting
XmlReaderSettings::XmlResolver to NULL is enough to correct this bug.

Simple PoC for SharePoint and DotNetNuke :
-------------------------- XML ---------------------------------
<!DOCTYPE doc [
<!ENTITY boom SYSTEM "c:\\windows\\system32\\drivers\\etc\\hosts">

-------------------------- XSL ----------------------------------
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
        <xsl:template match="/">
                <xsl:value-of select="doc"/>

More details, in French, on my blog : http://goo.gl/hptbj

1: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/611.html
2: http://www.agarri.fr/docs/shpt-xee.png
3: http://dnnxml.codeplex.com/releases/view/62862
4: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms172415.aspx

Nicolas GrÃgoire / Agarri