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Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Spyce - Python Server Pages (PSP) 2.1.3 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via (1) the url or type parameter to docs/examples/redirect.spy; (2) the x parameter to docs/examples/handlervalidate.spy; (3) the name parameter to spyce/examples/request.spy; (4) the Name parameter to spyce/examples/getpost.spy; (5) the mytextarea parameter, the mypass parameter, or an empty parameter to spyce/examples/formtag.spy; (6) the newline parameter to the default URI under demos/chat/; (7) the text1 parameter to docs/examples/formintro.spy; or (8) the mytext or mydate parameter to docs/examples/formtag.spy.

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CWE-79 - Cross Site Scripting

Cross-Site Scripting, commonly referred to as XSS, is the most dominant class of vulnerabilities. It allows an attacker to inject malicious code into a pregnable web application and victimize its users. The exploitation of such a weakness can cause severe issues such as account takeover, and sensitive data exfiltration. Because of the prevalence of XSS vulnerabilities and their high rate of exploitation, it has remained in the OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities for years.


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