Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
Github Read Me Stats commit 3c7220e4f7144f6cb068fd433c774f6db47ccb95 was discovered to contain a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability via the function renderError.
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.