Redcarpet is a Ruby library for Markdown processing. In Redcarpet before version 3.5.1, there is an injection vulnerability which can enable a cross-site scripting attack. In affected versions no HTML escaping was being performed when processing quotes. This applies even when the `:escape_html` option was being used. This is fixed in version 3.5.1 by the referenced commit.
Published 2021-01-11 19:15:13
Updated 2023-05-09 04:15:40
Source GitHub, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: Cross site scripting (XSS)

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-26298

0.08%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 32 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-26298

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
3.5
LOW AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N
6.8
2.9
NIST
5.4
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N
2.3
2.7
NIST
6.8
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N
2.3
4.0
GitHub, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2020-26298

References for CVE-2020-26298

Products affected by CVE-2020-26298

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