[security bulletin] MFSBGN03797 rev.1 - Micro Focus Fortify Audit Workbench (AWB) and Micro Focus Fortify Software Security Center (SSC), XML External Entity Injection Feb 01 2018 06:17PM
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MFSBGN03797 rev.1 - Micro Focus Fortify Audit Workbench (AWB) and Micro Focus

Fortify Software Security Center (SSC), XML External Entity Injection

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as

soon as possible.

Release Date: 2018-02-01

Last Updated: 2018-02-01

Potential Security Impact: Remote: Unauthorized Data Injection

Source: Micro Focus, Product Security Response Team


A potential security vulnerability has been identified in Micro Focus Fortify

Audit Workbench (AWB) and Micro Focus Fortify Software Security Center (SSC).

The vulnerability could be exploited to allow XML External Entity (XXE)



- CVE-2018-6486 - XML External Entity (XXE)

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

- Fortify Audit Workbench (AWB) -v 16.10, 16.20, 17.10

- Fortify Software Security Center (SSC) -v 16.10, 16.20, 17.10


CVSS Base Metrics


Reference, CVSS V3 Score/Vector, CVSS V2 Score/Vector

Micro Focus would like to thank Jakub Palaczynski for reporting this issue to

security-alert (at) hpe (dot) com [email concealed]


Micro Focus has made the following software updates and mitigation

information to resolve the vulnerability in Micro Focus Fortify Audit

Workbench (AWB) and Micro Focus Fortify Software Security Center (SSC).

* Upgrade to Fortify 17.20 or later by visiting the Software Support Online

and log into your SSO account using the following link:



Version:1 (rev.1) - 1 February 2018 Initial release

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