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CVE-2021-43856 Detail

Current Description

Wiki.js is a wiki app built on Node.js. Wiki.js 2.5.263 and earlier is vulnerable to stored cross-site scripting through non-image file uploads for file types that can be viewed directly inline in the browser. By creating a malicious file which can execute inline JS when viewed in the browser (e.g. XML files), a malicious Wiki.js user may stage a stored cross-site scripting attack. This allows the attacker to execute malicious JavaScript when the file is viewed directly by other users. The file must be opened directly by the user and will not trigger directly in a normal Wiki.js page. A patch in version 2.5.264 fixes this vulnerability by adding an optional (enabled by default) force download flag to all non-image file types, preventing the file from being viewed inline in the browser. As a workaround, disable file upload for all non-trusted users. --- Thanks to @Haxatron for reporting this vulnerability. Initially reported via https://huntr.dev/bounties/266bff09-00d9-43ca-a4bb-bb540642811f/


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.4 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  8.2 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:L/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/Requarks/wiki/commit/79bdd4409316adf649806de3e22352297f85cee0 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/Requarks/wiki/releases/tag/2.5.264 Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/Requarks/wiki/security/advisories/GHSA-rhpf-929m-7fm2 Exploit  Patch  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-79 Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') cwe source acceptance level NIST   Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-43856
NVD Published Date:
12/27/2021
NVD Last Modified:
01/07/2022
Source:
GitHub, Inc.