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

CVE-2021-37695

Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10

Summary

ckeditor is an open source WYSIWYG HTML editor with rich content support. A potential vulnerability has been discovered in CKEditor 4 [Fake Objects](https://ckeditor.com/cke4/addon/fakeobjects) package. The vulnerability allowed to inject malformed Fake Objects HTML, which could result in executing JavaScript code. It affects all users using the CKEditor 4 plugins listed above before 4.16.2. The problem has been recognized and patched. The fix is available in version 4.16.2.

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  • CHANGED
  • REQUIRED
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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.

Advisory Timeline

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