Cross-site Scripting (XSS) - Reflected in falconchristmas/fpp


Reported on

Jun 27th 2021

✍️ Description

GET parameter ?plugin= is vulnerable to reflected cross site scripting. Line 17 of pluginconfig.php sends unvalidated data to a web browser, which can result in the browser executing malicious code. In this case the data is sent at printf() in pluginconfig.php at line 17.

🕵️‍♂️ Proof of Concept


#gets unvalidated user input as "plugin"
$pluginSettings['plugin'] = $_GET['plugin'];

if (!isset($skipJSsettings))
<script type="text/javascript">
var pluginSettings = new Array();
foreach ($pluginSettings as $key => $value) {
    printf("    pluginSettings['%s'] = \"%s\";\n", $key, $value); #print it to user response

💥 Impact

The attacker can:

Perform any action within the application that the user can perform. View any information that the user is able to view. Modify any information that the user is able to modify. Initiate interactions with other application users, including malicious attacks, that will appear to originate from the initial victim user.

We have contacted a member of the falconchristmas/fpp team and are waiting to hear back a year ago
Akshay Jain
a year ago


Visit /pluginconfig.php?plugin=</script><script>alert(1) and XSS will be poped up

Akshay Jain
a year ago


Hi Team, any updates?

Greg Hormann
a year ago

Technically you need something like /pluginconfig.php?plugin=%22;alert(1);//

Greg Hormann confirmed that a fix has been merged on 24adba a year ago
Greg Hormann has been awarded the fix bounty
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