Redmine up to 4.2.8/5.0.3 Textile Formatter cross site scripting

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A vulnerability has been found in Redmine up to 4.2.8/5.0.3 (Project Management Software) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the component Textile Formatter. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. The software 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:

Redmine before 4.2.9 and 5.0.x before 5.0.4 allows persistent XSS in its Textile formatter due to improper sanitization in Redcloth3 Textile-formatted fields. Depending on the configuration, this may require login as a registered user.

The weakness was shared 12/12/2022. The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2022-44637 since 11/03/2022. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1059.007.

Upgrading to version 4.2.9 or 5.0.4 eliminates this vulnerability.





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.7

VulDB Base Score: 3.5
VulDB Temp Score: 3.4
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NVD Base Score: 6.1
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Redmine 4.2.9/5.0.4


11/03/2022 CVE reserved
12/12/2022 +39 days Advisory disclosed
12/12/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/02/2023 +21 days VulDB last update


Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-44637 (🔒)


Created: 12/12/2022 08:16 AM
Updated: 01/02/2023 03:33 PM
Changes: 12/12/2022 08:16 AM (40), 01/02/2023 03:33 PM (11)
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