Unsanitized user input in XML External Entity

Description

Avoid parsing untrusted data as XML. Such data could include URIs that resolve to resources that are outside of the current context, leading to XML External Entity (XXE) injection.

Remediations

❌ Do not enable parsing of external entities.

Resources

Associated CWE

OWASP Top 10

Configuration

To skip this rule during a scan, use the following flag

bearer scan /path/to/your-project/ --skip-rule=java_lang_xml_external_entity_vulnerability

To run only this rule during a scan, use the following flag

bearer scan /path/to/your-project/ --only-rule=java_lang_xml_external_entity_vulnerability