BlogEngine.NET Users Beware of Stored XSS Vulnerability

CVECVE-2023-22856
CVSScvssV3_1: 8.5
SourceCVE-2023-22856

BlogEngine.NET is an open source blogging platform that allows users to easily create and manage blogs. Unfortunately, a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered in version 3.3.8.0 that could allow attackers to inject malicious JavaScript code into a blog.

XSS vulnerabilities occur when a web application takes user-supplied input and sends it to browsers without validating or encoding it. This allows attackers to embed malicious scripts that can access cookies and session tokens to steal sensitive information or redirect users to phishing pages.

The vulnerability in BlogEngine.NET was found in the file upload functionality. By uploading a specially crafted file, an attacker could embed arbitrary JavaScript code that would be executed in visitors’ browsers whenever they viewed the compromised blog page. This could allow the theft of login credentials or other private account details.

To stay safe, BlogEngine.NET users should update to the latest version of 3.3.9 immediately to patch this vulnerability. Users should also be cautious of any unexpected changes to their blog content and watch for suspicious activity in their accounts. Following basic security practices like using strong and unique passwords is also recommended.

While open source software often has vulnerabilities due to its public nature, keeping applications up-to-date is one of the best ways to protect yourself from known issues like this cross-site scripting flaw in BlogEngine.NET. Staying vigilant helps reduce risks to personal information.

References