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


Severity Medium
Score 4.8/10


Western Digital My Cloud devices are vulnerable to a cross side scripting vulnerability that can allow a malicious user with elevated privileges access to drives being backed up to construct and inject JavaScript payloads into an authenticated user's browser. As a result, it may be possible to gain control over the authenticated session, steal data, modify settings, or redirect the user to malicious websites. The scope of impact can extend to other components.

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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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