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CVE-2022-42094 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)' vulnerability in Backdrop CMS affects v. 1.23.0

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Level

Medium

Type

Single Scan

Can be used by

Asset Owner

Estimated Time

10 sec

Scan only one

Domain, Ipv4

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CVE-2022-42094 Scanner Detail

Backdrop CMS is an open-source content management system designed for simplicity and flexibility. It is used by web developers, site builders, and businesses to create and manage websites efficiently. This software provides a user-friendly interface for creating content, managing site layouts, and adding functionality through modules. It is particularly popular among small to medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations seeking an easy-to-use yet powerful web platform. The version 1.23.0 of Backdrop CMS introduces new features and improvements but was found to have a security vulnerability.

The discovered vulnerability in Backdrop CMS version 1.23.0 is a stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) issue. This type of vulnerability allows attackers to inject malicious JavaScript code into the web pages viewed by other users. Such vulnerabilities are a serious threat because they can lead to unauthorized access to user sessions, personal data theft, and manipulation of website content without the knowledge of the site administrators or users.

The stored XSS vulnerability in Backdrop CMS 1.23.0 exists within the 'Card' content creation feature. An attacker can exploit this by submitting a crafted payload through the card content type, which is improperly sanitized before being stored and displayed on the website. This means that the malicious script can be executed in the browser of any user who views the infected content, leading to potential security breaches.

Exploiting this vulnerability could lead to several adverse effects including session hijacking, where attackers gain control over a user's session tokens; website defacement, altering the appearance or content of the site; and sensitive information theft, where personal data of users or site administrators is compromised.

By utilizing the securityforeveryone platform, you can ensure your digital assets, such as websites powered by Backdrop CMS, are secure from vulnerabilities like the XSS flaw identified in version 1.23.0. Our comprehensive scanning tools not only detect such vulnerabilities but also provide detailed insights and guidance for remediation. Becoming a member of the platform gives you access to continuous security monitoring and expert support to protect your digital presence effectively.

 

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