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

CVE-2011-1772

Severity Low
Score 0/10

Summary

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in XWork in Apache Struts 2.x before 2.2.3, and OpenSymphony XWork in OpenSymphony WebWork, allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via vectors involving (1) an action name, (2) the action attribute of an s:submit element, or (3) the method attribute of an s:submit element.

  • HIGH
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE
  • NONE

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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  • Published