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


Severity High
Score 8.2/10


Browsershot version through 3.57.2 allows an external attacker to remotely obtain arbitrary local files. This is possible because the application does not validate that the HTML content passed to the 'Browsershot::html' method does not contain URL's that use the 'file:// protocol'.

  • LOW
  • LOW
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • 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

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