XSS Vulnerabilities in Responsive File Manager


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerabilities in Responsive File Manager v9.3.4
Software: Responsive File Manager v9.3.4 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage: http://www.responsivefilemanager.com/
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Critical
Researcher: Omar Kurt
Advisory Reference: NS-14-017


Responsive FileManager is a free open-source file manager made with the jQuery library, CSS3, PHP and HTML5 that offers a nice and elegant way to upload and insert files, images and videos.


Responsive File Manager is affected by XSS vulnerabilities in version 9.3.4.
Example PoC URLs are as follows:

  • Cross-site Scripting
    http://example.com/filemanager/uploader/success.php – (GET : params : path)

    http://example.com/filemanager/dialog.php – (GET : params : field_id, type, lang)

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



Advisory Timeline

11/03/2014 – First Contact
14/03/2014 – Vendor fixed vulnerability
23/04/2014 – Advisory Released


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

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