#VU29195 Cross-site scripting


Published: 2020-06-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU29195

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-2020-4054

CWE-ID: CWE-79

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Ryan Grove

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 a "<math>" or "<svg>" element. 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 update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

sanitize: 3.0.0 - 5.2.0


CPE

External links
http://github.com/rgrove/sanitize/commit/a11498de9e283cd457b35ee252983662f7452aa9
http://github.com/rgrove/sanitize/releases/tag/v5.2.1
http://github.com/rgrove/sanitize/security/advisories/GHSA-p4x4-rw2p-8j8m


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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