(PT-2013-01) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
XML External Entity Injection in GNOME
Version 3.8.1 and earlier
Severity level: Medium
Impact: Internal Network Resources Access, File System Access
Access Vector: Local
Base Score: 6.6
GNOME is a desktop environment and graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system.
Positive Research Center experts have detected a local resources access vulnerability (files and internal network resources) via XML External Entity enabled in GNOME.
An attacker is able to give a user a specially crafted file. If he or she views a folder with the file or opens it, librsvg sends local resource's contents to the attacker's server.
How to fix
Update your software up to the latest version.
14.01.2013 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
16.05.2013 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
20.06.2013 - Public disclosure
This vulnerability have discovered by Timur Yunusov and Alexey Osipov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)
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*Source: IDC Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, doc #242465, August 2013. Based on year-over-year revenue growth in 2012 for vendors with revenues of $20M+