Multiple Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities in phpFreeChat
Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerabilities in phpFreeChat
Software: phpFreeChat 1.4 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage: http://www.phpfreechat.net
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting
Researcher: Mesut Timur
Advisory Reference: NS-12-010
phpFreeChat is a free, simple to install, fast, customizable and multi languages chat that uses a simple filesystem for message and nickname storage.
phpFreeChat is affected by XSS vulnerabilities in version 1.4.
Example PoC urls are as follows:
Learn more about Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities:
The vendor fixed this vulnerability in the new version. Please see the references.
29/06/2012 – First contact: No reply
14/08/2012 – Second contact: Sent the vulnerability details
24/09/2012 – Ask for patch/fix: No reply
02/10/2012 – Vulnerability Released
It has been discovered on testing of Invicti.
- Vendor URL / Patch: –
- MSL Advisory Link: /xss-vulnerabilities-in-phpfreechat/
- Invicti Advisories: /web-applications-advisories/
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