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

CVE-2017-5990

Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in PhreeBooksERP before 2017-02-13. The vulnerability exists due to insufficient filtration of user-supplied data in the "form" HTTP GET parameter passed to the "PhreeBooksERP-master/extensions/ShippingMethods/ups/label_mgr/js_include.php" and "PhreeBooksERP-master/extensions/ShippingMethods/yrc/label_mgr/js_include.php" URLs. An attacker could execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a browser in the context of the vulnerable website. NOTE: these js_include.php files do not exist in the SourceForge "stable release" (aka R37RC1).

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  • NETWORK
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  • CHANGED
  • REQUIRED
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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.

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