#VU11651 Cross-site scripting


Published: 2018-04-10

Vulnerability identifier: #VU11651

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-1000078

CWE-ID: CWE-79

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Ruby
Universal components / Libraries / Scripting languages

Vendor: Ruby

Description

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

The weakness exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link 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
Update to version 2.7.6.

Vulnerable software versions

Ruby: 2.2.0 - 2.5.0


CPE

External links
http://blog.rubygems.org/2018/02/15/2.7.6-released.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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