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XSS Vulnerabilities in Pragyan CMS

Name : XSS Vulnerabilities in Pragyan CMS v3
Software : Pragyan CMS v3 and possibly below.
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Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting
Severity : Critical
Researcher : Omar Kurt
Advisory Reference : NS-14-016


A simple and fast multiuser content management system to organize collaborative web-content.

Pragyan CMS is affected by XSS vulnerabilities in version v3.

Example PoC urls are as follows :

  • Cross-site Scripting' stYle=x:expre/**/ssion(alert(9)) onmouseover=' &action=login (POST : params : user_email)

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


Advisory Timeline
03/03/2014 - First Contact (No reply)
08/04/2014 - Advisory Released

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

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