CVE-2022-40152 - Denial of Service (DoS)

Severity: None2022-03-22

Security Advisories


Those using Woodstox to parse XML data may be vulnerable to Denial of Service attacks (DOS) if DTD support is enabled. If the parser is running on user supplied input, an attacker may supply content that causes the parser to crash by stackoverflow. This effect may support a denial of service attack.

The Oxygen products incorporate Woodstox as a third-party library. This advisory was opened to address the potential impact of this third-party library vulnerability.

Affected Products/Versions

ProductSeverityFixed Release Availability
Oxygen XML Web Author v25.0.0.3 and olderNone Oxygen XML Web Author 25.1.0 build 2023031320





Severity: High

CVSS Score: 7.5

The Woodstox third-party library used by Oxygen XML products is an affected version mentioned in CVE-2022-40152 vulnerability description. However, the Oxygen products does not enable DTD support. For that reason, Oxygen XML products are not affected by this vulnerability.

Starting with Oxygen XML Web Author v25.1.0 build 2023031320 Woodstox library was updated to a newer version which fixes this vulnerability.

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