NS-12-014 | XSS and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities in DotProject


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities in DotProject
Software: DotProject 2.1.5 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage: http://www.dotproject.net
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection
Severity: Critical
Researcher: Canberk Bolat
Advisory Reference: NS-12-014


dotProject is a volunteer-supported Project Management application. There is no “company” behind this project, it is managed, maintained, developed, and supported by a volunteer group and by the users themselves.


DotProject is affected by XSS and SQL Injection vulnerabilities in version 2.1.5.
You can read the full article about Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection vulnerabilities from here:


Upgrade to the latest dotProject version (2.1.6 or later).

Advisory Timeline

05/12/2011 – First Contact
31/12/2011 – Second Contact
14/08/2012 – Vulnerability fixed in dotProject 2.1.6
19/10/2012 – Advisory Released


It has been discovered on testing of Invicti.


  1. MSL Advisory Link: /xss-and-sql-injection-vulnerabilities-in-dotproject/
  2. Invicti Advisories: /web-applications-advisories/

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