Upstream information

CVE-2020-10683 at MITRE


dom4j before 2.0.3 and 2.1.x before 2.1.3 allows external DTDs and External Entities by default, which might enable XXE attacks. However, there is popular external documentation from OWASP showing how to enable the safe, non-default behavior in any application that uses dom4j.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 9.8 7.4
Access Vector Network Network
Access Complexity Low High
Privileges Required None None
User Interaction None None
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High High
Integrity Impact High None
Availability Impact High High
CVSSv3 Version 3.1 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1169760 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP3
  • dom4j >= 1.6.1-10.12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Open Buildservice Development Tools 15 SP1
  • dom4j >= 1.6.1-4.9.4
  • dom4j-demo >= 1.6.1-4.9.4
  • dom4j-javadoc >= 1.6.1-4.9.4
  • dom4j-manual >= 1.6.1-4.9.4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for SUSE Manager Server 4.0
  • dom4j >= 1.6.1-4.9.4
SUSE Manager Server 3.2
  • dom4j >= 1.6.1-27.7.2
openSUSE Leap 15.1
  • dom4j >= 1.6.1-lp151.6.3.1
  • dom4j-demo >= 1.6.1-lp151.6.3.1
  • dom4j-javadoc >= 1.6.1-lp151.6.3.1
  • dom4j-manual >= 1.6.1-lp151.6.3.1
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • dom4j >= 1.6.1-33.6
  • dom4j-demo >= 1.6.1-33.6
  • dom4j-javadoc >= 1.6.1-33.6
  • dom4j-manual >= 1.6.1-33.6
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA dom4j-1.6.1-33.6

First public cloud image revisions this CVE is fixed in:

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP2 dom4j Already fixed
SUSE Manager Server 3.2 dom4j Released
SUSE Manager Server 4.0 Module dom4j Released
SUSE Manager Server 4.1 Module dom4j Already fixed