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CVE-2021-37695

Published: 13 August 2021

ckeditor is an open source WYSIWYG HTML editor with rich content support. A potential vulnerability has been discovered in CKEditor 4 [Fake Objects](https://ckeditor.com/cke4/addon/fakeobjects) package. The vulnerability allowed to inject malformed Fake Objects HTML, which could result in executing JavaScript code. It affects all users using the CKEditor 4 plugins listed above at version < 4.16.2. The problem has been recognized and patched. The fix will be available in version 4.16.2.

Notes

AuthorNote
sbeattie
embedded copies in ldap-account-manager, rt4, and rt5

Priority

Medium

Cvss 3 Severity Score

5.4

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
ckeditor
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
impish
Released (4.16.0+dfsg-2ubuntu0.1)
jammy Not vulnerable
(4.16.2+dfsg-1)
kinetic Not vulnerable
(4.16.2+dfsg-1)
lunar Not vulnerable
(4.16.2+dfsg-1)
upstream Not vulnerable
(4.16.2)
trusty Does not exist

bionic
Released (4.5.7+dfsg-2ubuntu0.18.04.1)
hirsute Ignored
(end of life)
focal
Released (4.12.1+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1)
xenial
Released (4.5.7+dfsg-2ubuntu0.16.04.1~esm1)
Available with Ubuntu Pro
mantic Not vulnerable
(4.16.2+dfsg-1)
ckeditor3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
impish Ignored
(end of life)
jammy Needs triage

lunar Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
trusty Does not exist

bionic Needs triage

xenial Ignored
(end of standard support)
focal Needs triage

upstream Needs triage

hirsute Ignored
(end of life)
kinetic Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
mantic Needs triage

ldap-account-manager
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needs triage

focal Needs triage

jammy Needs triage

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial Needs triage

hirsute Ignored
(end of life)
kinetic Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
impish Ignored
(end of life)
mantic Needs triage

lunar Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
request-tracker4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
impish Ignored
(end of life)
jammy Needs triage

trusty Does not exist

lunar Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
bionic Needs triage

focal Needs triage

upstream Needs triage

xenial Needs triage

hirsute Ignored
(end of life)
kinetic Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
mantic Needs triage

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 5.4
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required Low
User interaction Required
Scope Changed
Confidentiality Low
Integrity impact Low
Availability impact None
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N