Cross-site scripting in Django REST Framework



Published: 2020-10-01
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-25626
CWE ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site scripting

Risk: Low

CVSSv3: 5.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-25626

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

django-rest-framework: 3.9.0, 3.9.1, 3.9.2, 3.9.3, 3.9.4, 3.10.0, 3.10.1, 3.10.2, 3.10.3, 3.11.0, 3.11.1

CPE External links

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1878635

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.