Cross-site Scripting (XSS) - Reflected in bigprof-software/online-invoicing-system
Jun 28th 2021
Application is vulnerable to XSS through
key parameter. Line 85 of
membership_passwordReset.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
🕵️♂️ Proof of Concept
Below is the vulnerable code which get unvalidated input as
?key= and reflect it to user.
<input type="hidden" name="key" value="echo $_GET['key']; ">
User below payload to exploit:
The impact of an exploited XSS vulnerability on a web application varies a lot. It ranges from user's Session Hijacking, and if used in conjunction with a social engineering attack it can also lead to disclosure of sensitive data, CSRF attacks and other security vulnerabilities. By exploiting a cross-site scripting vulnerability an attacker can impersonate the victim and take over the account. If the victim has administrative rights it might even lead to code execution on the server, depending on the application and the privileges of the account. Read about the apache.org jira incident for more information on how a XSS vulnerability was used in a successful attack which also led to code execution.