XSS Vulnerabilities in phpAlbum


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerabilities in phpAlbum
Software: phpAlbum v0.4.1.16 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage: http://phpalbum.net
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Critical
Researcher: Omar Kurt
Advisory Reference: NS-14-008


phpAlbum is an Open Source PHP script which allows you to create your personal Photo Album / Gallery in just a seconds.


phpAlbum is affected by XSS vulnerabilities in version
Example PoC urls are as follows:

  • Cross-site Scripting
    http://example.com/main.php (POST – params: p_homepage_f, p_email_f, p_username_f)

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


Advisory Timeline

10/12/2013 – First Contact – No Response
06/03/2014 – Advisory Released


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

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