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

CVE-2021-24427

Severity Low
Score 3.5/10

Summary

The W3 Total Cache WordPress plugin before 2.1.3 did not sanitise or escape some of its CDN settings, allowing high privilege users to use JavaScript in them, which will be output in the page, leading to an authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting issue

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • SINGLE
  • 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