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element-web -- matrix-react-sdk vulnerable to HTML injection in search results via plaintext message highlighting

Affected packages
element-web < 1.11.30


VuXML ID c676bb1b-e3f8-11ed-b37b-901b0e9408dc
Discovery 2023-04-25
Entry 2023-04-26

Matrix developers report:

matrix-react-sdk is a react-based SDK for inserting a Matrix chat/VoIP client into a web page. Prior to version 3.71.0, plain text messages containing HTML tags are rendered as HTML in the search results. To exploit this, an attacker needs to trick a user into searching for a specific message containing an HTML injection payload. No cross-site scripting attack is possible due to the hardcoded content security policy. Version 3.71.0 of the SDK patches over the issue. As a workaround, restarting the client will clear the HTML injection.


CVE Name CVE-2023-30609