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CAPEC-528: XML Flood

XML Flood
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Attack Pattern ID: 528
Abstraction: Standard
Status: Draft
Completeness: Stub
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+ Summary

An adversary may execute a flooding attack using XML messages with the intent to deny legitimate users access to a web service. These attacks are accomplished by sending a large number of XML based requests and letting the service attempt to parse each one.

+ Attack Prerequisites
  • This type of an attack requires the ability to generate a large amount of XML based messages to send to a target service.

+ Content History
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2014-06-23Internal_CAPEC_Team

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