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


Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10


Stored Cross-Site Scripting in DotNetNuke (DNN) Version before 9.4.0 allows remote attackers to store and embed the malicious script into the admin notification page. The exploit could be used to perfom any action with admin privileges such as managing content, adding users, uploading backdoors to the server, etc. Successful exploitation occurs when an admin user visits a notification page with stored cross-site scripting.

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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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