SRC-2021-0020 : Eclipse PHP Development Tools DBGP XML External Entity Processing Information Disclosure Vulnerability


CVSS Score: 7.5, (/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Vendors: Eclipse

Affected Products: PHP Development Tools (PDT)

Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on affected installations of Eclipse PHP Development Tools. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the DBG protocol. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied xml. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to disclose information in the context of user running Eclipse.

Vendor Response:

Eclipse has not issued an update to correct this vulnerability.

Disclosure Timeline:

  • 2021-06-23 – Sent to the pdt dev team public mailing list ([email protected])

  • 2021-06-23 – Uncoordinated public release of advisory

Proof of Concept:

Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team