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Cross-Site Scripting leak in Highlight Search Result

The Highlight Search Results plugin, made by codecentric AG has a cross-site scripting leak. Wonder how these add-ons are tested before they appear in the market place?


Our security testing team assesses each new add-on before we start using it and was able to use cross-scripting in this plugin.

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Hello Hans,

our security team is investigating right now and we'll fix this issue as soon as possible.

To address the affected customers, we additionally reported a security incident to Atlassian.

Thank you again for letting us know.

Best regards
Sascha (codecentric AG)

A quick update from our side:

There was indeed a XSS vulnerability, where encoded script code on a page could be activated by navigating to that page after a search with highlighted search terms. A direct script injection was never possible though.

We released a fix last week.

Best regards

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