AppDynamics is announcing a patch for a security vulnerability in a third-party component used in the Controller. The vulnerability could allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via vectors that are associated with a request, and related to injected tags and external entity references in XML documents.
|All AppDynamics Products||AppDynamics Controller|
3.9 versions below 22.214.171.124
4.0 versions below 126.96.36.199
4.1 versions below 188.8.131.52
Key/Legend for Ratings and Vulnerabilities
|Known||AppDynamics is aware of a known exploit. Customers should treat known exploits with the highest priority.|
|High||AppDynamics believes there is a high probability that a vulnerability is exploitable by an attacker.|
|Medium||AppDynamics believes there is a moderate probability that a vulnerability is exploitable by an attacker.|
|Low||AppDynamics believes there is a low probability that a vulnerability is exploitable by an attacker.|
|High||Exploit allows an attacker to compromise confidentiality, integrity, accountability, or availability of user data, or of the integrity or availability of processing resources without any mitigations like notifications, audits, and/or authentication.|
|Medium||Exploit allows an attacker to compromise confidentiality, integrity, accountability, or availability of user data, or of the integrity or availability of processing resources with reasonable mitigations like notifications, and/or authentication mechanisms.|
Exploit allows an attacker to compromise confidentiality, integrity, accountability, or availability of user data, or of the integrity or availability of processing resources, however, significant mitigations like notifications, and/or authentication mechanisms are in place to reduce severity of the impact.
Q: What do I need to do to protect against this vulnerability?
A: Upgrade your Controller to a Patched Version listed below.
Q: Do I need to upgrade my agents?
Apache Flex BlazeDS Insecure Xml Entity Expansion
Mitigating Factors and Workarounds
Upgrade to a patched version.
Matthias Kaiser of Code White
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1.0 - 8/21/2015 Initial Revision.
1.1 - 8/24/2015 Updated the CVE