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

CVE-2021-38193

Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in the ammonia crate before 3.1.0 for Rust. XSS can occur because the parsing differences for HTML, SVG, and MathML are mishandled, a similar issue to CVE-2020-26870.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
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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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published