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CVE-2024-34698 Detail

Description

FreeScout is a free, self-hosted help desk and shared mailbox. Versions of FreeScout prior to 1.8.139 contain a Prototype Pollution vulnerability in the `/public/js/main.js` source file. The Prototype Pollution arises because the `getQueryParam` Function recursively merges an object containing user-controllable properties into an existing object (For URL Query Parameters Parsing), without first sanitizing the keys. This can allow an attacker to inject a property with a key `__proto__`, along with arbitrarily nested properties. The merge operation assigns the nested properties to the `params` object's prototype instead of the target object itself. As a result, the attacker can pollute the prototype with properties containing harmful values, which are then inherited by user-defined objects and subsequently used by the application dangerously. The vulnerability lets an attacker control properties of objects that would otherwise be inaccessible. If the application subsequently handles an attacker-controlled property in an unsafe way, this can potentially be chained with other vulnerabilities like DOM-based XSS, Open Redirection, Cookie Manipulation, Link Manipulation, HTML Injection, etc. Version 1.8.139 contains a patch for the issue.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/freescout-helpdesk/freescout/commit/2614514bc6d6c4ad563202a1c9cae5a97b195cc5
https://github.com/freescout-helpdesk/freescout/security/advisories/GHSA-rx6j-4c33-9h3r

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-1321 Improperly Controlled Modification of Object Prototype Attributes ('Prototype Pollution') Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2024-34698
NVD Published Date:
05/14/2024
NVD Last Modified:
05/14/2024
Source:
GitHub, Inc.