Flarum is an open source discussion platform. Flarum's page title system allowed for page titles to be converted into HTML DOM nodes when pages were rendered. The change was made after
v1.5 and was not noticed. This allowed an attacker to inject malicious HTML markup using a discussion title input, either by creating a new discussion or renaming one. The XSS attack occurs after a visitor opens the relevant discussion page. All communities running Flarum from
v1.6.1 are impacted. The vulnerability has been fixed and published as flarum/core
v1.6.2. All communities running Flarum from
v1.6.1 have to upgrade as soon as possible to v1.6.2. There are no known workarounds for this issue.