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


Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10


A cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in Check_MK versions 1.2.8x prior to 1.2.8p25 and 1.4.0x prior to 1.4.0p9, allowing an unauthenticated attacker to inject arbitrary HTML or JavaScript via the output_format parameter, and the username parameter of failed HTTP basic authentication attempts, which is returned unencoded in an internal server error page.

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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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