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CVE-2024-37166 Cross site scripting

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CVE Information

Original CVE data


ghtml is software that uses tagged templates for template engine functionality. It is possible to introduce user-controlled JavaScript code and trigger a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in some cases. Version 2.0.0 introduces changes to mitigate this issue. Version 2.0.0 contains updated documentation to clarify that while ghtml escapes characters with special meaning in HTML, it does not provide comprehensive protection against all types of XSS attacks in every scenario. This aligns with the approach taken by other template engines. Developers should be cautious and take additional measures to sanitize user input and prevent potential vulnerabilities. Additionally, the backtick character (`) is now also escaped to prevent the creation of strings in most cases where a malicious actor somehow gains the ability to write JavaScript. This does not provide comprehensive protection either.

CVSS v2-
CVSS v3-
Affected Vendors

Basic Analysis

Common vulnerability metrics

Vulnerabilty type as detected by PRIOnengine

Cross site scripting

CVSS Scores as calculated by PRIOnengine
CVSS v24.3
CVSS v36.1



No exploit code is reported to exist.

Active Exploitation

Vulnerability is not in CISA's Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog. See the KEV Catalog

Social Network Activity


Threat Actor Activity

No sightings of the vulnerability within threat reports.

Cybersecurity Frameworks

How the vulnerability maps against various cybersecurity frameworks

T1566.002 - Phishing (Spearphishing Link)
T1566 - Phishing
T1539 - Steal Web Session Cookie
T1190 - Exploit Public-Facing Application
T1189 - Drive-by Compromise
T1059 - Command and Scripting Interpreter

Compliance Impact

How the submited vulnerability affects compliance

PCI DSS v3.2.1-6.5.7 - Cross Site Scripting

Web Application Security Frameworks

Applicable if the issue likely affects a web application

WASC-8 - Cross Site Scripting