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

CVE-2020-5737

Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10

Summary

Stored XSS in Tenable.Sc before 5.14.0 could allow an authenticated remote attacker to craft a request to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session. Updated input validation techniques have been implemented to correct this issue.

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  • NETWORK
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  • CHANGED
  • REQUIRED
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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

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