Executive Summary

Title Granite Data Services AMF framework fails to properly parse XML input containing a reference to external entities
Name VU#279472 First vendor Publication 2016-03-24
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2016-03-24
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 5.5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 4.9 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 8 Authentication Requires single instance
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Vulnerability Note VU#279472

Granite Data Services AMF framework fails to properly parse XML input containing a reference to external entities

Original Release date: 24 Mar 2016 | Last revised: 24 Mar 2016


Granite Data Services version 3.1.1-SNAPSHOT AMF framework is vulnerable to XML external entity (XXE) attack that may be leveraged to expose sensitive data on the host..


CWE-611 - Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference ('XXE') - CVE-2016-2340

Granite Data Services provides event driven, cross-framework application that can be found on Github (https://github.com/graniteds/graniteds). Granite Data Services (http://www.graniteds.org/) provides server and client libraries that can be used to connect desktop and mobile applications to a server using the Action Message Format (AMF3) or Java Media Framework (JMF) serialization protocols.

Granite Data Services version 3.1.1-SNAPSHOT AMF framework is vulnerable to a XML external entity (XXE) attack. A XXE attacks how an application parses XML input. If the XML parsing is handled incorrectly it could potentially expose sensitive data on the server, denial of service, or server side request forgery.


A vulnerable server would allow a remote user access to sensitive data or cause a denial of service.


The CERT/CC is currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

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  • http://codewhitesec.blogspot.com/2015/08/cve-2015-3269-apache-flex-blazeds-xxe.html
  • https://www.owasp.org/index.php/XML_External_Entity_%28XXE%29_Processing


Thanks to Travis Emmert for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Kyle O'Meara.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs:CVE-2016-2340
  • Date Public:24 Mar 2016
  • Date First Published:24 Mar 2016
  • Date Last Updated:24 Mar 2016
  • Document Revision:26


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Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/279472

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-200 Information Exposure

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 4
Application 1
Application 4

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

Date Description
2015-09-03 IAVM : 2015-A-0205 - Adobe Cold Fusion Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Severity : Category I - VMSKEY : V0061363
2015-08-20 IAVM : 2015-B-0102 - Adobe LiveCycle Data Services Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Severity : Category I - VMSKEY : V0061331

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2016-03-09 Name : The remote host is affected by an external entity injection vulnerability.
File : hp_operations_manager_i_hpsbgn03550.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2015-12-22 Name : The remote host has a virtualization management application installed that is...
File : vmware_vcenter_vmsa-2015-0008.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2015-09-03 Name : A web-based application running on the remote Windows host is affected by an ...
File : coldfusion_win_apsb15-21.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2015-04-13 Name : The remote Windows host has an application installed that is affected by mult...
File : vmware_horizon_view_VMSA-2015-0003.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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Date Informations
2017-04-07 09:23:17
  • Multiple Updates
2016-03-29 05:29:04
  • Multiple Updates
2016-03-26 00:27:07
  • Multiple Updates
2016-03-24 17:22:19
  • First insertion