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

CVE-2019-6796

Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in GitLab Community and Enterprise Edition before 11.5.8, 11.6.x before 11.6.6, and 11.7.x before 11.7.1. It allows XSS (issue 2 of 2). The user status field contains a lack of input validation and output encoding that results in a persistent XSS.

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  • NETWORK
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  • CHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
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  • 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