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Date: October 26, 2020

Mutation XSS exists in Mark Text through 0.16.2 that leads to Remote Code Execution. NOTE: this might be considered a duplicate of CVE-2020-26870; however, it can also be considered an issue in the design of the "source code mode" feature, which parses HTML even though HTML support is not one of the primary advertised roles of the product.

Language: JS

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Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)


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CVSS v3.1

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): NETWORK
Attack Complexity (AC): LOW
Privileges Required (PR): NONE
User Interaction (UI): REQUIRED
Scope (S): CHANGED
Confidentiality (C): HIGH
Integrity (I): HIGH
Availability (A): HIGH


Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): NETWORK
Access Complexity (AC): MEDIUM
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): PARTIAL
Integrity (I): PARTIAL
Availability (A): PARTIAL
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