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CVE-2024-34698

Prototype Pollution in getQueryParam Function (URL Query Parser)

Reserved:2024-05-07
Published:2024-05-13
Updated:2024-05-13

Description

FreeScout is a free, self-hosted help desk and shared mailbox. Versions of FreeScout prior to 1.8.139 contain a Prototype Pollution vulnerability in the `/public/js/main.js` source file. The Prototype Pollution arises because the `getQueryParam` Function recursively merges an object containing user-controllable properties into an existing object (For URL Query Parameters Parsing), without first sanitizing the keys. This can allow an attacker to inject a property with a key `__proto__`, along with arbitrarily nested properties. The merge operation assigns the nested properties to the `params` object's prototype instead of the target object itself. As a result, the attacker can pollute the prototype with properties containing harmful values, which are then inherited by user-defined objects and subsequently used by the application dangerously. The vulnerability lets an attacker control properties of objects that would otherwise be inaccessible. If the application subsequently handles an attacker-controlled property in an unsafe way, this can potentially be chained with other vulnerabilities like DOM-based XSS, Open Redirection, Cookie Manipulation, Link Manipulation, HTML Injection, etc. Version 1.8.139 contains a patch for the issue.



MEDIUM: 4.6CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Problem types

CWE-1321: Improperly Controlled Modification of Object Prototype Attributes ('Prototype Pollution')

Product status

< 1.8.139
affected

References

https://github.com/freescout-helpdesk/freescout/security/advisories/GHSA-rx6j-4c33-9h3r

https://github.com/freescout-helpdesk/freescout/commit/2614514bc6d6c4ad563202a1c9cae5a97b195cc5

cve.org CVE-2024-34698

nvd.nist.gov CVE-2024-34698

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