CVSS 3.1 Score 10.0 of 10 (high)


Published Jul 27, 2023
Updated: Aug 3, 2023
CWE ID 611
CWE ID 776


CVE-2023-38490 is a vulnerability that affects the Kirby content management system. Specifically, versions prior to,,,, and 3.9.6 are vulnerable if they use the `Xml` data handler or the `Xml::parse()` method in site or plugin code. This vulnerability relates to XML External Entities (XXE), which allows an attacker to include data from external files in an XML structure and can lead to various system impacts such as disclosing internal or confidential data stored on the server or performing network requests on behalf of the server (SSRF). The affected products include various versions of Kirby and remediation involves updating to a version that addresses this issue, such as version,,,, or 3..9..6.. This vulnerability has a high severity rating with a base score of 10 out of 10 and poses a significant danger to organizations by potentially exposing sensitive information and enabling unauthorized network requests on their servers.


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