Published on December 30th, 2015 📆 | 4113 Views ⚑0
Exploiting XXE Vulnerabilities In File Parsing Functionality
by Willis Vandevanter
In this 25-minute briefing, we will discuss techniques for exploiting XXE vulnerabilities in File Parsing/Upload functionality. Specifically, XML Entity Attacks are well known, but their exploitation inside XML supported file formats such as docx, xlsx, pptx, and others are not. Discussing the technically relevant points step by step, we will use real world examples from products and recent bug bounties. Finally, in our experience, creating ‘XXE backdoored’ files can be a very slow process. We will introduce our battle tested tool for infecting the file formats discussed.