XSS Vulnerability in PeoplePods


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerability in PeoplePods
Software: PeoplePods 0.9 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage: https://github.com/xoxco/peoplepods
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Critical
Researcher: Omar Kurt
Advisory Reference: NS-14-028


PeoplePods is an SDK for creating modern web applications where many people come together to meet, talk, share, read, work, publish and explore. Every effort has been made to NOT pigeon-hole you as a developer into one model of a site over another.


PeoplePods is affected by XSS vulnerability 0.9.
PeoplePods PoC urls are as follows:

  • Cross-site Scripting

Learn more about Cross-site Scripting vulnerabilities:


Advisory Timeline

15/06/2014 – First Contact
15/06/2014 – Second Contact
14/08/2014 – Advisory released


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

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