Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
The general user interface in Nagios XI versions prior to 5.8.4 is vulnerable to authenticated reflected cross-site scripting. An authenticated victim, who accesses a specially crafted malicious URL, would unknowingly execute the attached payload.
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.