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Insecure Default Variable Initialization


Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10


An insecure default vulnerability exists in the Post Creation functionality of Ghost Foundation. Default installations of Ghost allow non-administrator users to inject arbitrary Javascript in posts, which allow privilege escalation to administrator via XSS. To trigger this vulnerability, an attacker can send an HTTP request to inject Javascript in a post to trick an administrator into visiting the post. A stored XSS vulnerability exists in the "twitter" field for a user.

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CWE-453 - Insecure Default Variable Initialization

The software, by default, initializes an internal variable with an insecure or less secure value than is possible.

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