FAST/TOOLS vulnerable to improper restriction of XML external entity references


FAST/TOOLS provided by Yokogawa Electric Corporation contains a vulnerability where XML external entity (XXE) references are not properly restricted (CWE-611).

Timur Yunusov, Alexey Osipov and Ilya Karpov of Positive Technologies reported this vulnerability to JPCERT/CC.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 2.4 (Low) [Vendor Score]
  • Access Vector: Local
  • Access Complexity: High
  • Authentication: Single Instance
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: None
  • Availability Impact: Partial
Affected Products

Yokogawa Electric Corporation
  • FAST/TOOLS R9.01 through R9.05


When opening a project with a specially crafted XML file, information managed by the product may be disclosed or may become a victim of a denial-of-service (DoS).

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According to the developer, this vulnerability was addressed in FAST/TOOLS R9.05-SP2, and the most recent version FAST/TOOLS R10.01 is not vulnerable.
Vendor Information

Yokogawa Electric Corporation
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. No Mapping(CWE-Other) [IPA Evaluation]
  2. Improper Input Validation(CWE-20) [NVD Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2014-7251

  1. JVN : JVN#54775800
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2014-7251
  3. ICS-CERT ADVISORY : ICSA-14-343-01
Revision History

  • [2014/11/28]
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