Sanitize-html up to 1.11.1 on Node.js cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in Sanitize-html up to 1.11.1 on Node.js (JavaScript Library). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. The product does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. CVE summarizes:

Sanitize-html is a library for scrubbing html input of malicious values. Versions 1.11.1 and below are vulnerable to cross site scripting (XSS) in certain scenarios: If allowed at least one nonTextTags, the result is a potential XSS vulnerability.

The bug was discovered 10/27/2016. The weakness was released 06/04/2018 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2017-16016 since 10/29/2017. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1059.007 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 585 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at VDB-118907.






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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

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10/27/2016 🔍
10/29/2017 +367 days 🔍
06/04/2018 +217 days 🔍
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06/05/2018 +1 days 🔍
03/21/2023 +1750 days 🔍


Advisory: 5d205a1005ba0df80e21d8c64a15bb3accdb2403
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-16016 (🔍)
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Created: 06/05/2018 10:18 AM
Updated: 03/21/2023 01:15 PM
Changes: 06/05/2018 10:18 AM (57), 02/14/2020 04:16 PM (1), 03/21/2023 01:15 PM (4)
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