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


Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10


LimeSurvey prior to 3.21.3+191219 and 4.0.0-RC13+191223 is affected by cross-site scripting (XSS) in the Add Participants Function (First and last name parameters). When the survey participant being edited, e.g. by an administrative user, the JavaScript code will be executed in the browser.

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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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