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XXE bug patched in Facebook careers third-party service


Threatpost - (International) Facebook rewarded a researcher who discovered a blind XXE (XML External Entity) Out of Band bug in its third-party service that handles resumes on Facebook's careers page. The vulnerability was patched after the researcher found that he was able to upload a .docx file with some additional code that was not vetted by the third-party service, which could allow an attacker to carry out a number of malicious activities.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:22:58