#VU26197 DOM-based cross-site scripting


Published: 2020-03-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU26197

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-79

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
WebSpellChecker Dialog
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor: WebSpellChecker

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 WYSIWYG mode in  WebSpellChecker Dialog plugin for CKEditor. A remote attacker can trick the victim to execute certain actions with content in WYSIWYG mode 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 updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

WebSpellChecker Dialog: 4.4 - 5.5.7.4


CPE

External links
http://ckeditor.com/blog/CKEditor-4.14-with-Paste-from-LibreOffice-released/


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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