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


Severity Low
Score 2.4/10


A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in dragonexpert Recent Threads on Index. Affected is the function recentthread_list_threads of the file inc/plugins/recentthreads/hooks.php of the component Setting Handler. The manipulation of the argument recentthread_forumskip leads to cross site scripting. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The name of the patch is 051465d807a8fcc6a8b0f4bcbb19299672399f48. It is recommended to apply a patch to fix this issue. VDB-217182 is the identifier assigned to this vulnerability.

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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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