#VU60197 Cross-site scripting


Published: 2022-02-01

Vulnerability identifier: #VU60197

Vulnerability risk: Medium

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-2022-22818

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 when displaying information via the {% debug %} tag. 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: 4.0 - 4.0.1, 3.0 - 3.2.11, 2.0 - 2.2.26


CPE

External links
http://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2022/feb/01/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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