XSS Vulnerabilities in Dokeos


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerabilities in Dokeos
Software: Dokeos v2.1.1 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage: http://www.dokeos.com/
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Critical
Researcher: Omar Kurt
Advisory Reference: NS-14-006


UseBDOKEOS, a creator of e-learning solutions, helps companies, training providers and multinationals with their online training projects.


DOKEOS is affected by XSS vulnerabilities in version 2.1.1.
Example PoC urls are as follows:

Cross-site Scripting

  • http://example.com/main/calendar/agenda.php (Referer)
  • http://example.com/main/forum/ – (Referer)
  • http://example.com/main/course_home/course_home.php – (Referer)

You can read the full article about Cross-site Scripting vulnerabilities from here:


Advisory Timeline

13/12/2013 – First Contact – No Response
19/02/2014 – Advisory Released


It has been discovered on testing of Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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