CDR code-server up to 3.11.x URL cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in CDR code-server up to 3.11.x. It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality of the component URL Handler. 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 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:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in Coder Code-Server before 3.12.0, allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted URL.

The weakness was presented 05/12/2022 as 4355. It is possible to read the advisory at github.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2021-42648 since 10/18/2021. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. A single authentication is required for exploitation. 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 attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

Upgrading to version 3.12.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.4

VulDB Base Score: 3.5
VulDB Temp Score: 3.4
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: code-server 3.12.0

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10/18/2021 CVE reserved
05/12/2022 +206 days Advisory disclosed
05/12/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
05/14/2022 +2 days VulDB last update

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Advisory: 4355
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2021-42648 (🔒)

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Created: 05/12/2022 12:57 PM
Updated: 05/14/2022 05:25 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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