Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)

Name: XSS Vulnerability in PageCookery Microblog
Software: PageCookery 0.9.9 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage:
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Critical
Researcher: Omar Kurt
Advisory Reference: NS-14-026

PageCookery is the first public offering of single-user version of the open source microblogging program, PHP + MySQL based architecture is a set of safety, efficiency and stability, to "share", "discovery" for the concept of Web 2.0 solutions to micro-blog.

PageCookery Microblog is affected by XSS vulnerability 0.9.9.

PageCookery Microblog PoC urls are as follows :

  • Cross-site Scripting (Referer)

You can read the full article about Cross-site Scripting vulnerabilities from here :

Advisory Timeline
29/04/2014 - First Contact
07/06/2014 - Second Contact
14/08/2014 - Advisory released

It has been discovered on testing of Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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