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


Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10


An authenticated Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability was found in widgets/widgets/wake_on_lan_widget.php, a component of the pfSense software WebGUI, on version 2.4.4-p2 and earlier. The widget did not encode the descr (description) parameter of wake-on-LAN entries in its output, leading to a possible stored XSS.

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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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