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 8 months ago
We have contacted a member of the part-db team and are waiting to hear back 8 months ago
We have sent a third and final follow up to the part-db team. This report is now considered stale. 7 months ago
part-db/part-db maintainer validated this vulnerability 4 months ago
hitisec has been awarded the disclosure bounty
The fix bounty is now up for grabs
Jan Böhmer confirmed that a fix has been merged on 91e567 4 months ago
Jan Böhmer has been awarded the fix bounty
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