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Vulnerability of Magento: information disclosure via local.xml

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass access restrictions to data via local.xml of Magento not installed with Apache httpd (for example nginx), in order to obtain sensitive information.
Vulnerable products: Magento EE, Magento CE.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 30/10/2017.
Références of this bulletin: VIGILANCE-VUL-24264.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass access restrictions to data via local.xml of Magento not installed with Apache httpd (for example nginx), in order to obtain sensitive information.
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This cybersecurity vulnerability impacts software or systems such as Magento EE, Magento CE.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this vulnerability is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of internet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this weakness alert.

Solutions for this threat 

Magento: workaround for local.xml.
A workaround is to ensure that /app/etc/local.xml is not readable from the web server. For example with nginx, access to the file has to be filtered.
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