Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.56/8.57/8.58 Rich Text Editor cross site scripting

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A vulnerability has been found in Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.56/8.57/8.58 (Enterprise Resource Planning Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the component Rich Text Editor. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity. An attacker might be able to inject arbitrary html and script code into the web site. This would alter the appearance and would make it possible to initiate further attacks against site visitors. The summary by CVE is:

A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the HTML Data Processor for CKEditor 4.0 before 4.14 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script through a crafted "protected" comment (with the cke_protected syntax).

The weakness was presented 01/20/2021 as Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2021. It is possible to read the advisory at oracle.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2020-9281 since 02/19/2020. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 02/17/2021). The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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02/19/2020 CVE assigned
01/20/2021 +336 days Advisory disclosed
01/20/2021 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
01/20/2021 +0 days VulDB entry created
02/17/2021 +28 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: https://www.oracle.com

Advisory: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2021
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2020-9281 (🔒)

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Created: 01/20/2021 07:47 PM
Updated: 02/17/2021 05:49 PM
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