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CVE-2022-41938 Detail

Description

Flarum is an open source discussion platform. Flarum's page title system allowed for page titles to be converted into HTML DOM nodes when pages were rendered. The change was made after `v1.5` and was not noticed. This allowed an attacker to inject malicious HTML markup using a discussion title input, either by creating a new discussion or renaming one. The XSS attack occurs after a visitor opens the relevant discussion page. All communities running Flarum from `v1.5.0` to `v1.6.1` are impacted. The vulnerability has been fixed and published as flarum/core `v1.6.2`. All communities running Flarum from `v1.5.0` to `v1.6.1` have to upgrade as soon as possible to v1.6.2. There are no known workarounds for this issue.


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:  9.0 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://discuss.flarum.org/d/27558 Vendor Advisory 
https://github.com/flarum/framework/commit/690de9ce0ffe7ac4d45b73e303f44340c3433138 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/flarum/framework/security/advisories/GHSA-7x4w-j98p-854x Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

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

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2022-41938
NVD Published Date:
11/18/2022
NVD Last Modified:
11/25/2022
Source:
GitHub, Inc.