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CVE-2021-21316 Detail

Current Description

less-openui5 is an npm package which enables building OpenUI5 themes with Less.js. In less-openui5 before version 0.10., when processing theming resources (i.e. `*.less` files) with less-openui5 that originate from an untrusted source, those resources might contain JavaScript code which will be executed in the context of the build process. While this is a feature of the Less.js library it is an unexpected behavior in the context of OpenUI5 and SAPUI5 development. Especially in the context of UI5 Tooling which relies on less-openui5. An attacker might create a library or theme-library containing a custom control or theme, hiding malicious JavaScript code in one of the .less files. Refer to the referenced GHSA-3crj-w4f5-gwh4 for examples. Starting with Less.js version 3.0.0, the Inline JavaScript feature is disabled by default. less-openui5 however currently uses a fork of Less.js v1.6.3. Note that disabling the Inline JavaScript feature in Less.js versions 1.x, still evaluates code has additional double codes around it. We decided to remove the inline JavaScript evaluation feature completely from the code of our Less.js fork. This fix is available in less-openui5 version 0.10.0.

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CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  6.3 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lesscss.org/usage/#less-options-enable-inline-javascript-deprecated- Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/SAP/less-openui5/commit/c0d3a8572974a20ea6cee42da11c614a54f100e8 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/SAP/less-openui5/releases/tag/v0.10.0 Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/SAP/less-openui5/security/advisories/GHSA-3crj-w4f5-gwh4 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.npmjs.com/package/less-openui5 Product  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-74 Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection') Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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GitHub, Inc.