#VU28953 Cross-site scripting


Published: 2020-06-10

Vulnerability identifier: #VU28953

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-13596

CWE-ID: CWE-79

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Django
Web applications / CMS

Vendor: Django Software 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 in Query parameters generated by the Django admin "ForeignKeyRawIdWidget". 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
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Django: 2.2 - 2.2.12, 3.0 - 3.0.6


CPE

External links
http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/3.0/releases/security/
http://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/django-announce/pPEmb2ot4Fo/X-SMalYSBAAJ
http://usn.ubuntu.com/4381-1/
http://usn.ubuntu.com/4381-2/
http://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2020/jun/03/security-releases/


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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