XSS Vulnerabilities in Storytlr


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerabilities in Storytlr
Software: Storytlr 1.3.dev and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage: http://storytlr.org/
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Critical
Researcher: Omar Kurt
Advisory Reference: NS-14-010


Storytlr is an open source lifestreaming and micro blogging platform. You can use it for a single user or it can act as a host for many people all from the same installation.


Storytlr is affected by XSS vulnerabilities in version 1.3.dev.
Example PoC urls are as follows:

  • Cross-site Scripting
    http://example.com/search/ (POST – params: search)

Learn more about Cross-site Scripting vulnerabilities:


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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