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CVE-2022-3242 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting' vulnerability in Microweber affects versions prior to 1.3.2

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Microweber is a popular open-source content management system (CMS) and website builder known for its user-friendly drag-and-drop interface, empowering users to create websites, blogs, and e-commerce sites without needing extensive technical knowledge. It leverages PHP and utilizes the Laravel framework to offer a robust platform for web development. Microweber is widely adopted due to its flexibility, extensive customization options, and comprehensive features that cater to both beginners and experienced web developers. Its primary goal is to simplify website creation and management, making digital presence accessible to a wider audience.

CVE-2022-3242 identifies a medium-severity Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in versions of Microweber prior to 1.3.2. This security flaw arises from improper input validation mechanisms within the search functionality of the platform, allowing attackers to inject malicious scripts into web pages viewed by other users. By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker can execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the context of the victim's browser session, leading to potential data theft, session hijacking, and other malicious activities.

The XSS vulnerability is specifically found within the search.php component of Microweber, where the keywords parameter is not adequately sanitized to remove or encode JavaScript code. As a result, attackers can craft malicious URLs containing a script payload that, when visited by an unsuspecting user, executes within the user's browser. This could lead to unauthorized access to sensitive information, manipulation of web content, or redirection to phishing sites, exploiting the trust relationship between the user and the legitimate site.

The exploitation of this Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability can have various adverse effects, including compromise of user sessions, theft of sensitive information such as login credentials, personal data, and exploitation of the user's trust in the website. Additionally, it can damage the reputation of the website hosted on Microweber, erode user trust, and potentially lead to regulatory and compliance implications if personal data is compromised.

By leveraging the Security for Everyone (S4E) platform, users can significantly enhance their cybersecurity defenses against vulnerabilities like Cross-Site Scripting in Microweber. Our platform offers comprehensive scanning capabilities that detect and report vulnerabilities, providing detailed insights and actionable remediation guidance. Joining S4E empowers users with continuous monitoring, timely alerts, and expert support to address security issues proactively, ensuring the integrity and security of their web presence.

 

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