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

CVE-2022-0429

Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10

Summary

The WP Cerber Security, Anti-spam & Malware Scan WordPress plugin before 8.9.6 does not sanitise the $url variable before using it in an attribute in the Activity tab in the plugins dashboard, leading to an unauthenticated stored Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE
  • 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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Advisory Timeline

  • Published