GHSA-7x4w-j98p-854x

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Source
https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-7x4w-j98p-854x
Import Source
https://github.com/github/advisory-database/blob/main/advisories/github-reviewed/2022/11/GHSA-7x4w-j98p-854x/GHSA-7x4w-j98p-854x.json
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https://api.osv.dev/v1/vulns/GHSA-7x4w-j98p-854x
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Published
2022-11-21T23:53:32Z
Modified
2023-11-08T04:10:36.609534Z
Severity
  • 9.0 (Critical) CVSS_V3 - CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H CVSS Calculator
Summary
Cross site scripting vulnerability with discussion titles
Details

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.

Impact

All communities running Flarum from v1.5.0 to v1.6.1 are impacted.

Patches

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 using:

composer update --prefer-dist --no-dev -a -W

You can then confirm you run the latest version using:

composer show flarum/core

Workarounds

None

For more information

For any questions or comments on this vulnerability please visit https://discuss.flarum.org/d/27558.

For support questions create a discussion at https://discuss.flarum.org/t/support.

A reminder that if you ever become aware of a security issue in Flarum, please report it to us privately by emailing security@flarum.org, and we will address it promptly.

References

Affected packages

Packagist / flarum/core

Package

Name
flarum/core
Purl
pkg:composer/flarum/core

Affected ranges

Type
ECOSYSTEM
Events
Introduced
1.5.0
Fixed
1.6.2

Affected versions

v1.*

v1.5.0
v1.6.0
v1.6.1