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

CVE-2021-42856

Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10

Summary

It was discovered that the /DsaDataTest endpoint is susceptible to Cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. It was noted that the Metric parameter does not have any input checks on the user input that allows an attacker to craft its own malicious payload to trigger a XSS vulnerability.

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  • NETWORK
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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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published