#VU21958 Cross-site scripting in HongCMS

Published: 2019-10-21

Vulnerability identifier: #VU21958

Vulnerability risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-12266


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Web applications / CMS

Vendor: HongCMS


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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data in systemerrors404.php when processing crafted input that triggers a 404 HTTP status code. 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.

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

HongCMS: 3.0.0


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