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


Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10


mcholste Enterprise Log Search and Archive (ELSA) version revision 1205, commit 2cc17f1 and earlier contains a Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in index view (/) that can result in . This attack appear to be exploitable via Payload delivered via the type, name, and value parameters of /Query/set_preference and the name and value parameters of /Query/preference. Payload executed when the user visits the index view (/).

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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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