#VU25348 Cross-site scripting


Published: 2020-02-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU25348

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-10785

CWE-ID: CWE-79

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
dojox
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor: JS Foundation

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 when "dojox.xmpp.util.xmlEncode" method only encodes the first occurrence of each character, not all of them. 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.

PoC:

"&&".replace("&", "&") == "&&"

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

dojox: 1.11.0 - 1.16.0


CPE

External links
http://github.com/dojo/dojox/security/advisories/GHSA-pg97-ww7h-5mjr
http://snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-DOJOX-548257
http://github.com/dojo/dojox/pull/315


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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.


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