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

CVE-2021-24445

Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10

Summary

The My Site Audit WordPress plugin through 1.2.4 does not sanitise or escape the Audit Name field when creating an audit, allowing high privilege users to set JavaScript payloads in them, even when he unfiltered_html capability is disallowed, leading to an authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting issue

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • LOW
  • CHANGED
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • LOW
  • 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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