#VU46724 Cross-site scripting


Published: 2020-09-11 | Updated: 2020-09-15

Vulnerability identifier: #VU46724

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15169

CWE-ID: CWE-79

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
ActionView
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Vendor: Rails

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 Action View's translation helpers. 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

ActionView: 0.9.1 - 6.0.3.2


CPE

External links
http://github.com/rails/rails/security/advisories/GHSA-cfjv-5498-mph5


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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