Publication Date:
Last Update:
Current Version: V1.1
CVSS v3.1 Base Score: 5.9
Affected Product and Versions Remediation

All versions < V22R2
  • Set the below configurations to mitigate against external entity injection in OpenSAML 4.x parser configuration. This will be included by default on Polarion V2304 and later versions.








    final Map<String, Boolean> features = new HashMap<String, Boolean>();

    features.put(, Boolean.FALSE);

    features.put(, Boolean.FALSE);

    features.put(, Boolean.TRUE);

    features.put(, Boolean.FALSE);

    features.put(http://javax.xml.XMLConstants/feature/secure-processing, Boolean.TRUE);


Product-specific remediations or mitigations can be found in the section Affected Products and Solution.
Please follow the General Security Recommendations.

As a general security measure, Siemens strongly recommends to protect network access to devices with appropriate mechanisms. In order to operate the devices in a protected IT environment, Siemens recommends to configure the environment according to Siemens' operational guidelines for Industrial Security (Download:, and to follow the recommendations in the product manuals. Additional information on Industrial Security by Siemens can be found at:

The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSS scoring system in version 3.1 (CVSS v3.1) ( The CVSS environmental score is specific to the customer’s environment and will impact the overall CVSS score. The environmental score should therefore be individually defined by the customer to accomplish final scoring.

An additional classification has been performed using the CWE classification, a community-developed list of common software security weaknesses. This serves as a common language and as a baseline for weakness identification, mitigation, and prevention efforts. A detailed list of CWE classes can be found at:

CVSS v3.1 Base Score 5.9
CWE CWE-611: Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

  • Cale Anderson for reporting the vulnerability

V1.0 (2023-04-11): Publication Date
V1.1 (2023-05-09): Corrected fix version to an earlier release of Polarion ALM that fixes the vulnerability; Updated CVSS rating of CVE-2023-28828