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


Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10


Multiple Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) issues were discovered in ATutor 2.2.2. The vulnerabilities exist due to insufficient filtration of user-supplied data passed to several pages (lang_code in themes/*/admin/system_preferences/language_edit.tmpl.php). An attacker could execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a browser in the context of the vulnerable website.

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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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