XSS Vulnerabilities in Tiki Wiki CMS


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerabilities in Tiki Wiki CMS
Software: Tiki wiki 9.2 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage: http://info.tiki.org/
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Critical
Researcher: Omar Kurt
Advisory Reference: NS-14-014


Tiki Wiki CMS has been actively developed since 2002, making it a very mature open source Wiki-CMS-Groupware solution.


Tiki wiki is affected by XSS vulnerabilities in version 9.2.
Example PoC urls are as follows:

  • Cross-site Scripting
    http://example.com/tiki-objectpermissions.php – (Referer)

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



Advisory Timeline

26/02/2013 – First Contact
10/12/2014 – Vendor fixed vulnerability
06/03/2014 – Advisory Released


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

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