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

CVE-2022-24728

Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10

Summary

CKEditor4 is an open source what-you-see-is-CKwhat-you-get HTML editor. A vulnerability has been discovered in the core HTML processing module and may affect all plugins used by Editor 4 prior to version 4.18.0. The vulnerability allows someone to inject malformed HTML bypassing content sanitization, which could result in executing JavaScript code. This problem has been patched in version 4.18.0. There are currently no known workarounds.

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  • NETWORK
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  • CHANGED
  • REQUIRED
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  • 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.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published