Advisory Published

CVE-2023-46213: Cross-site Scripting (XSS) on “Show Syntax Highlighted” View in Search Page

First published: Thu Nov 16 2023(Updated: )

In Splunk Enterprise versions below 9.0.7 and 9.1.2, ineffective escaping in the “Show syntax Highlighted” feature can result in the execution of unauthorized code in a user’s web browser.


Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Splunk Cloud<9.1.2308
Splunk Splunk>=9.0.0<9.0.7
Splunk Splunk>=9.1.0<9.1.2

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2023-46213?

    CVE-2023-46213 is a vulnerability that allows the execution of unauthorized code in a user's web browser through ineffective escaping in the "Show Syntax Highlighted" feature in Splunk Enterprise versions below 9.0.7 and 9.1.2.

  • How severe is CVE-2023-46213?

    CVE-2023-46213 has a severity level of medium (4.8).

  • What software versions are affected by CVE-2023-46213?

    Splunk Cloud versions up to 9.1.2308, Splunk Enterprise versions between 9.0.0 and 9.0.7, and Splunk Enterprise versions between 9.1.0 and 9.1.2 are affected by CVE-2023-46213.

  • How can CVE-2023-46213 be exploited?

    CVE-2023-46213 can be exploited by attackers to execute unauthorized code in a user's web browser using the "Show Syntax Highlighted" feature in Splunk Enterprise.

  • How can I fix CVE-2023-46213?

    To fix CVE-2023-46213, it is recommended to upgrade Splunk Enterprise to version 9.0.7 or 9.1.2, depending on the affected version.


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