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

CVE-2018-16955

Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10

Summary

The login function of Oracle WebCenter Interaction Portal 10.3.3 is vulnerable to reflected cross-site scripting (XSS). The content of the in_hi_redirect parameter, when prefixed with the https:// scheme, is unsafely reflected in a HTML META tag in the HTTP response. NOTE: this CVE is assigned by MITRE and isn't validated by Oracle because Oracle WebCenter Interaction Portal is out of support.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • LOW
  • CHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • NONE

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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Advisory Timeline

  • Published