Cross-site scripting in Rails Html Sanitizer



Published: 2022-08-23
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-32209
CWE-ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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rails-html-sanitizer
Universal components / Libraries / Programming Languages & Components

Vendor Rails

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU66704

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-32209

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

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data passed to "Rails::Html::SanitizerThere". A remote attacker can bypass implemented filters and execute arbitrary HTML and 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 update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

rails-html-sanitizer: 1.0.0 - 1.4.2


CPE2.3 External links

http://hackerone.com/reports/1530898
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/NHDACMCLWE32BZZTSNWQPIFUAD5I6Q47/
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/AGRLWBEB3S5AU3D4TTROIS7O6QPHDTRH/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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