Cross-site Scripting (XSS) - Reflected in part-db/part-db


Reported on

Oct 1st 2021


Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks are a type of injection, in which malicious scripts are injected into websites. An attacker can use XSS to send a malicious script to an unsuspecting user. The end user’s browser has no way to know that the script should not be trusted, and will execute the script. is vulnerable to XSS as shown below:

Proof of concept

Vuln variable: $_REQUEST['db_user']

$db_user        = isset($_REQUEST['db_user'])           ? (string)$_REQUEST['db_user']              : '';


Go to http://localhost/Part-DB-master/install.php
Insert in the user field the following data:


Observe the XSS.


Because it thinks the script came from a trusted source, the malicious script can access any cookies, session tokens, or other sensitive information retained by the browser and used with that site. These scripts can even rewrite the content of the HTML page.

We created a GitHub Issue asking the maintainers to create a a year ago
We have contacted a member of the part-db team and are waiting to hear back a year ago
We have sent a third and final follow up to the part-db team. This report is now considered stale. a year ago
part-db/part-db maintainer validated this vulnerability a year ago
hitisec has been awarded the disclosure bounty
The fix bounty is now up for grabs
Jan Böhmer marked this as fixed in 0.5.10 with commit 91e567 a year ago
Jan Böhmer has been awarded the fix bounty
This vulnerability will not receive a CVE
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