Multiple Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities Identified in BootstrapValidator


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities in BootstrapValidator
Affected Software: BootstrapValidator
Affected Versions: v0.5.3 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage: 
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
Status: Not Fixed
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-15-022

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URLs for XSS in BootstrapValidator v0.5.3:

Vulnerable Page: /bootstrapvalidator-master/demo/target.php
Vulnerable Params: lastName, company, country, phoneNumber, yearDayMonthTime, captcha, username, email, password, fullName, monthDayYear, yearDayMonth, confirmPassword, city, signup2, programs[], languages[], birthday, signup, gender, jobTitle, address, website, firstName, datetimePicker
Attack Pattern: '"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x009CA0)</scRipt>

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

Advisory Timeline

04/09/2015 – First Contact
16/11/2015 – Second Contact
15/12/2015 – Advisory Released


The developer did not follow up / no solution is available.

Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Onur Yilmaz while testing Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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