CVE-2012-4230

NameCVE-2012-4230
DescriptionThe bbcode plugin in TinyMCE 3.5.8 does not properly enforce the TinyMCE security policy for the (1) encoding directive and (2) valid_elements attribute, which allows attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via application-specific vectors, as demonstrated using a textarea element.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs796117

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
tinymce (PTS)wheezy, jessie, stretch3.4.8+dfsg0-1vulnerable
buster, sid3.4.8+dfsg0-2vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
tinymcesource(unstable)(unfixed)low796117

Notes

[stretch] - tinymce <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - tinymce <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - tinymce <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - tinymce <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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