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


Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10


A vulnerability has been found in automad versions through 1.10.9 and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects the "Dashboard". The manipulation of the argument "title" with the input "Home</title><script>alert("home")</script><title>" leads to a cross site scripting. The attack can be initiated remotely but requires an authentication. The exploit details have disclosed to the public and may be used.

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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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