XXE Injection Attacks – XML External Entity Vulnerability With Examples

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XXE Injection Attacks – XML External Entity Vulnerability With Examples

XXE Injection Attacks or XML External Entity vulnerabilities are a specific type of Server Side Request Forgery or SSRF attack relating to abusing features within XML parsers.

The features these attacks go after are widely available but rarely used and when trigged can cause a DoS (Denial of Service) attack and in some cases much more serious escalation like extraction of sensitive data or in worst case scenarios RCE or Remote Code Execution.

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