Skip to main content

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


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


Invision Power Services (IPS) Community Suite and earlier has stored XSS in the Announcements, allowing privilege escalation from an Invision Power Board moderator to an admin. An attack uses the announce_content parameter in an index.php?/modcp/announcements/&action=create request. This is related to the "<> Source" option.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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

  • Published