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

CVE-2022-45221

Severity Medium
Score 4.8/10

Summary

Web-Based Student Clearance System v1.0 was discovered to contain a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in changepassword.php. This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary web scripts or HTML via a crafted payload injected into the txtnew_password parameter.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • LOW
  • CHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • HIGH
  • LOW
  • 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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published