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CVE-2012-4230 Detail

Current Description

The bbcode plugin in TinyMCE 3.5.8 does not properly enforce the TinyMCE security policy for the (1) encoding directive and (2) valid_elements attribute, which allows attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via application-specific vectors, as demonstrated using a textarea element.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/120750/TinyMCE-3.5.8-Cross-Site-Scripting.html Exploit
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2013/Mar/114 Exploit
http://www.madirish.net/554 Exploit
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/58424
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/82744

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:tinymce:tinymce:3.5.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-4230
NVD Published Date:
04/25/2014
NVD Last Modified:
08/28/2017