DescriptionA Persistent XSS vulnerability exists in Kodi (formerly XBMC) through 17.6 that allows the execution of arbitrary HTML/script code in the context of the victim user's browser via a playlist.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
kodi (PTS)stretch2:17.1+dfsg1-3vulnerable
buster, sid2:17.6+dfsg1-4vulnerable
xbmc (PTS)jessie2:13.2+dfsg1-4vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[buster] - kodi <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - kodi <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - xbmc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - xbmc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
Fixed in v18

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