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

CVE-2017-5045

Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10

Summary

XSS Auditor in Google Chrome prior to 57.0.2987.98 for Mac, Windows, and Linux and 57.0.2987.108 for Android allowed detection of a blocked iframe load, which allowed a remote attacker to brute force JavaScript variables via a crafted HTML page.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
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  • CHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • 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

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