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

CVE-2021-20729

Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10

Summary

Cross-site scripting vulnerability in pfSense CE and pfSense Plus (pfSense CE software versions 2.5.2 and earlier, and pfSense Plus software versions 21.05 and earlier) allows a remote attacker to inject an arbitrary script via a malicious URL.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE
  • 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