Cross-site scripting in AngularJS

Published: 2019-12-04
Severity Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-10768
CWE ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software AngularJS Subscribe
Vendor Google, Inc.

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Prototype pollution

Severity: Medium

CVSSv3: 5.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-10768

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data within the merge() function. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a adding or modifying properties of `Object.prototype` using a `__proto__` payload and execute arbitrary script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

AngularJS: 1.7.0, 1.7.0-rc.0, 1.7.1, 1.7.2, 1.7.3, 1.7.4, 1.7.5, 1.7.6, 1.7.7, 1.7.8

CPE External links

https://snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-ANGULAR-534884

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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