Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities in Zikula


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities in Zikula
Affected Software: Zikula
Affected Versions: 1.3.8 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage:
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-14-038


Zikula is an OpenSource PHP Application Framework, for your small to enterprise business or personal site.

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URLs for XSS in Zikula: (POST, fields: authentication_method[modname] )
Users'"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x000554)</scRipt> (POST, fields:authentication_info[login_id])

For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, see Cross-site Scripting (XSS).

Advisory Timeline

22/07/2014 – First Contact
24/07/2014 – Second Contact
15/8/2014 – Third Contact
03/12/2014 – Advisory released


Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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