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


Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10


Joplin version prior to 1.0.90 contains a XSS evolving into code execution due to enabled nodeIntegration for that particular BrowserWindow instance where XSS was identified from vulnerability in Note content field - information on the fix can be found here that can result in executing unauthorized code within the rights in which the application is running. This attack appear to be exploitable via Victim synchronizing notes from the cloud services or other note-keeping services which contain malicious code. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in 1.0.90 and later.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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