A Hacker's perspective on AEM applications security

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), is a comprehensive content management solution for building websites, managing marketing content and assets. I started to look into AEM security back in 2015. Since then I discovered and reported several server-side vulnerabilities and developed toolset for AEM hacking to automate security testing of AEM web-applications.

In 2019 I reported one code injection and three XML external entity (XXE) vulnerabilities to Adobe PSIRT. They are known as CVE-2019-8086, CVE-2019-8087, CVE-2019-8088. These vulnerabilities allow anonymous attackers to compromise AEM web-application.

In the talk, I will disclose details of discovered vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques. Additionally, I want to share a new remarkable technique to bypass misconfigured AEM dispatcher.