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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 Blackboard Academic Suite 7.x and earlier, and possibly some 8.0 versions, allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via (1) the searchText parameter in a Course action to webapps/blackboard/execute/viewCatalog or (2) the data__announcements___pk1_pk2__subject parameter in an ADD action to bin/common/

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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