CKEditor 4.5.11 < 4.9.2 Enhanced Image Plugin XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 109403
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VPR Score: 3


The remote web server hosts a script that is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of CKEditor installed on the remote host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

The included 'Enhanced Image' plugin causes CKEditor to fail to properly sanitize user-supplied input. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can leverage this issue to inject arbitrary HTML and script code into a user's browser to be executed within the security context of the affected site.


Upgrade to version CKEditor 4.9.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 109403

File Name: ckeditor_image2_xss.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Published: 4/27/2018

Updated: 3/27/2020

Dependencies: http_version.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-9861

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ckeditor:ckeditor

Required KB Items: www/PHP

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/17/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/17/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-9861

BID: 103924