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XSS through image upload of contacts using svg file (NC-SA-2020-045)

20th October 2020

Risk level: Low

CVSS v3 Base Score: 5.5 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CWE: Cross-site Scripting (XSS) - Stored (CWE-79)

HackerOne report: 894876

Description

A missing file type check in Nextcloud Contacts 3.3.0 allowed a malicious user to upload malicious SVG files to perform XSS attacks.

Affected Software

  • Nextcloud Contacts < 3.4.0 (CVE-2020-8281)

Action Taken

The error has been fixed.

Resolution

It is recommended that the Nextcloud Contacts is upgraded to 3.4.0.

Acknowledgements

The Nextcloud team thanks the following people for their research and responsible disclosure of the above advisory:

  • Tommy Suriel - Vulnerability discovery and disclosure.

This advisory is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0.

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