A couple of days ago, a digital forensics researcher reported the discovery of a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that affects three plugins from the TinyMCE open source text editor.
In a statement, the developers mentioned that the problem relates to content that is not properly disinfected before being uploaded to the editor. For remediation, updated versions of TinyMCE 4 and 5 were released.
Users of any of these versions should upgrade to TinyMCE 4.9.7 and 5.1.4. In addition, it is mentioned that the affected plugins are the analyzer, the paste function and visualchars.
The security update for this vulnerability is now available. This fix addresses the problem by using the improved logic of the parser, in addition to the inclusion of an HTML cleaner, the full technical details found in the TinyMCE report.
The digital forensics expert who reported the vulnerability also revealed a workaround that involves disabling affected plugins and manually disinfecting content using the BeforeSetContent event.
According to the International Institute of Cyber Security (IICS), millions of san TinyMCE people on a daily basis, in addition to its plugins favor the operation of almost 40% of all websites in the world, so it was vital to find a solution for this vulnerability before threat actors began actively exploiting it in the wild.
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