#VU38683 Cross-site scripting in ownCloud Server

Published: 2017-07-17 | Updated: 2022-02-09

Vulnerability identifier: #VU38683

Vulnerability risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2017-9338


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
ownCloud Server
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor: ownCloud


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 the search module in ownCloud Server before 8. 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.

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Vulnerable software versions

ownCloud Server: 9.0 - 10.0.1


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