Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
Rapid7 Nexpose versions 6.6.129 and earlier suffer from a reflected cross site scripting vulnerability, within the shared scan configuration component of the tool. With this vulnerability an attacker could pass literal values as the test credentials, providing the opportunity for a potential XSS attack. This issue is fixed in Rapid7 Nexpose version 6.6.130.
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.