XSS Vulnerabilities in MintBoard


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name:  XSS Vulnerabilities in MintBoard
Software:  MintBoard 0.3 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage:  http://www.mintboard.com
Vulnerability Type:  Cross-Site Scripting
Severity:  Medium
Researcher:  Canberk Bolat
Advisory Reference:  NS-13-001


Mintboard is a forum software that aims to do less and do it better. An attempt to say goodbye to the bloat found in forum software.


MintBoard is affected by XSS vulnerabilities in version 0.3.

  • http://example.com/?login=3 (POST: name)
  • http://example.com/?login=3 (POST: pass)
  • http://example.com/?signup=3 (POST: name)
  • http://example.com/?signup=3 (POST: pass)

Learn more about Cross-Site Scripting:

Advisory Timeline

06/12/2012 – First contact
10/07/2013 – Advisory Released


It has been discovered on testing of Invicti.


  1. MSL Advisory Link: /xss-vulnerabilities-in-mintboard/
  2. Invicti Advisories: /web-applications-advisories/

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