Security Risk: 
Critical
Vulnerability: 
Cross Site Scripting
Affected Versions: 

CiviCRM Versions prior to 4.7.26 and 4.6.33

Fixed Versions: 

CiviCRM Versions 4.7.26 and 4.6.33

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Description: 

There wasn't any validation on the key url parameter which allowed for some cross site scripting to potentially occur. The fix is to add in validation to ensure the key is of normal standard extension key pattern.

Solutions: 

Upgrade to the latest version of CiviCRM:

  • 4.7.26
  • 4.6.33

or later

If you cannot upgrade apply the following patch:

Credits: 

Sean Madsen of Left Join Labs for reporting and helping to fix the issue.

Seamus Lee of Australian Greens for fixing the issue.

References: