CKEditor - WYSIWYG HTML editor - Moderately critical - Cross site scripting - SA-CONTRIB-2020-007

CKEditor - WYSIWYG HTML editor - Moderately critical - Cross site scripting - SA-CONTRIB-2020-007

Project: CKEditor - WYSIWYG HTML editor
Date: 2020-March-18
Security risk: Moderately critical 11∕25 
Vulnerability: Cross site scripting

Description

The CKEditor module (and its predecessor, FCKeditor module) allows Drupal to replace textarea fields with CKEditor 3.x/4.x (FCKeditor 2.x in case of FCKeditor module) - a visual HTML editor, sometimes called WYSIWYG editor.

Due to the usage of the JavaScript `eval()` function on non-filtered data in admin section, it was possible for a user with permission to create content visible in the admin area to inject specially crafted malicious script which causes Cross Site Scripting (XSS).

The problem existed in CKEditor module for Drupal, not in JavaScript libraries with the same names.

Solution

Install the latest version:

If you use the CKEditor module for Drupal 7.x, upgrade to CKEditor 7.x-1.19
Also see the CKEditor- WYSIWYG HTML editor project page

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