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

CVE-2017-16016

Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10

Summary

Sanitize-html is a library for scrubbing html input of malicious values. Versions 1.11.3 and below are vulnerable to cross site scripting (XSS) in certain scenarios: If allowed at least one nonTextTags, the result is a potential XSS vulnerability.

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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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