CIVI-SA-2017-08 XSS in html link attributes

2017-11-01 09:00
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In a number of locations within the CiviCRM code base there were potentially un-escaped variables passed into html link attributes such as alt and title​. One such example was in event registration pages where administrators were able to set the button text and also the title attribute to anything they chose. This fixes it by properly escaping the content of those attributes. 

Security Risk
Less Critical
Cross Site Scripting
Affected Versions

CiviCRM Versions prior to 4.7.26 and 4.6.33

Fixed Versions

CiviCRM Versions 4.7.26 and 4.7.33


Either Upgrade to the latest version of CiviCRM

  • 4.7.26
  • 4.6.33

or later

If you cannot upgrade apply the following patch


Sean Madsen of Left Join Labs for reporting the issue

Seamus Lee of Australian Greens for fixing the issue.