Apache Camel vulnerable to XML external entity injection (XXE)


Apache Camel provided by The Apache Software Foundation contains an XML external entity injection (XXE) vulnerability (CWE-611) due to using an outdated vulnerable JSON-lib library.

Takayoshi Isayama of Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics 5.8 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Network
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: None
  • User Interaction: None
  • Scope: Changed
  • Confidentiality Impact: Low
  • Integrity Impact: None
  • Availability Impact: None
CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 5.0 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Low
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: None
  • Availability Impact: None
Affected Products

Apache Software Foundation
  • Apache Camel prior to 2.24.0


By processing a specially crafted request, an arbitrary file on the server may be read.

[Update the Software]
Update the software to the latest version according to the information provided by the developer.
According to the developer, the outdated vulnerable JSON-lib library was removed from the latest version.
Vendor Information

Apache Software Foundation
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. No Mapping(CWE-Other) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2019-0188

  1. JVN : JVN#71498764
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2019-0188
Revision History

  • [2019/05/22]
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  • [2019/09/30]
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