Zend Framework Local file disclosure via XXE injection

Description

The XmlRpc package of Zend Framework is vulnerable to XML eXternal Entity Injection attacks (both server and client). The SimpleXMLElement class (SimpleXML PHP extension) is used in an insecure way to parse XML data. External entities can be specified by adding a specific DOCTYPE element to XML-RPC requests. By exploiting this vulnerability an application may be coerced to open arbitrary files and/or TCP connections. Other software that uses the XmlRpc package of Zend Framework is then also vulnerable to XML eXternal Entity Injection attacks!

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Impact
By exploiting this vulnerability an application may be coerced to open arbitrary files and/or TCP connections.

Recommendation
Upgrade to the latest version available, e.g.

* v1.11.12 * v1.12.0 RC2 * update ZF2 master trunk

References
ZF2012-01: Local file disclosure via XXE injection in Zend_XmlRpc