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


Severity Low
Score 2.6/10


Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in config.c in config.cgi in Icinga before 1.4.1, when escape_html_tags is disabled, allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a JavaScript expression, as demonstrated by the onload attribute of a BODY element located after a check-host-alive! sequence, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-2179.

  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • 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.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published