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

CVE-2016-6519

Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10

Summary

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the "Shares" overview in Openstack Manila before 2.5.1 allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the Metadata field in the "Create Share" form.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • LOW
  • CHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • LOW
  • LOW
  • 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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Advisory Timeline

  • Published