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Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection')

CVE-2019-16385

Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10

Summary

Cybele Thinfinity VirtualUI 2.5.17.2 allows HTTP response splitting via the mimetype parameter within a PDF viewer request, as demonstrated by an example.pdf?mimetype= substring. The victim user must load an application request to view a PDF, containing the malicious payload. This results in a reflected XSS payload being executed.

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  • NETWORK
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  • CHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
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  • NONE

CWE-74 - Injection

Listed as the number one web application security risk on the 'OWASP Top Ten', injection attacks are widespread and dangerous, especially in legacy applications. Injection attacks are a class of vulnerabilities in which an attacker injects untrusted data into a web application that gets processed by an interpreter, altering the program's execution. This can result in data loss/theft, loss of data integrity, denial of service, and even compromising the entire system.

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