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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
MFSBGN03797 rev.1 - Micro Focus Fortify Audit Workbench (AWB) and Micro
Focus Fortify Software Security Center (SSC), XML External Entity Injection
2 February 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Micro Focus Fortify Audit Workbench
Micro Focus Fortify Software Security Center
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2018-6486
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: KM03083653
MFSBGN03797 rev.1 - Micro Focus Fortify Audit Workbench (AWB) and Micro Focus
Fortify Software Security Center (SSC), XML External Entity Injection
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2018-02-01
Last Updated: 2018-02-01
Potential Security Impact: Remote: Unauthorized Data Injection
Source: Micro Focus, Product Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in Micro Focus Fortify
Audit Workbench (AWB) and Micro Focus Fortify Software Security Center (SSC).
The vulnerability could be exploited to allow XML External Entity (XXE)
- CVE-2018-6486 - XML External Entity (XXE)
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
- Fortify Audit Workbench (AWB) -v 16.10, 16.20, 17.10
- Fortify Software Security Center (SSC) -v 16.10, 16.20, 17.10
CVSS Base Metrics
Reference, CVSS V3 Score/Vector, CVSS V2 Score/Vector
Micro Focus would like to thank Jakub Palaczynski for reporting this issue to
Micro Focus has made the following software updates and mitigation
information to resolve the vulnerability in Micro Focus Fortify Audit
Workbench (AWB) and Micro Focus Fortify Software Security Center (SSC).
* Upgrade to Fortify 17.20 or later by visiting the Software Support Online
and log into your SSO account using the following link:
Version:1 (rev.1) - 1 February 2018 Initial release
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