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

CVE-2021-31830

Severity Medium
Score 4.8/10

Summary

Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') vulnerability in McAfee Database Security (DBSec) prior to 4.8.2 allows an administrator to embed JavaScript code when configuring the name of a database to be monitored. This would be triggered when any authorized user logs into the DBSec interface and opens the properties configuration page for this database.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • LOW
  • CHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • 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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