CVSS 3.1 Score 6.1 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 20, 2023
Updated: Sep 26, 2023


CVE-2023-40618 is a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability found in OpenKnowledgeMaps Head Start versions 4, 5, 6, 7 and Visual Project Explorer 1.0. This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript in the web browser of a user by injecting a malicious payload into the 'service' parameter in 'headstart_snapshot.php'. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM with a base score of 6.1 according to [email protected]. The impact of this vulnerability is considered low in terms of integrity and confidentiality, and no privileges are required for exploitation. Organizations using the affected products should remediate the vulnerability by updating to a patched version to prevent potential attacks exploiting this XSS vulnerability.


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