#VU64627 Cross-site scripting

Published: 2022-06-26

Vulnerability identifier: #VU64627

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-34305


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Apache Tomcat
Server applications / Web servers

Vendor: Apache Foundation


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 passed to the form authentication example in the examples web application. 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

Apache Tomcat: 10.1.0-M1 - 10.1.0-M16, 10.0.0 - 10.0.22, 9.0.0 - 9.0.64, 8.5.0 - 8.5.81


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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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

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