Name : XSS Vulnerability in October CMS
Software : October CMS and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage :
Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting
Severity : Critical
Researcher : Omar Kurt
Advisory Reference : NS-14-024

October is a free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. It allows developers to have full self-expression and the freedom to build web applications however they want.

October CMS is affected by XSS vulnerability.

October CMS PoC urls are as follows :

  • Cross-site Scripting

    http://site/backend/backend/auth/signin - (POST, fields: login)

    http://site/backend/backend/auth/restore - (POST, fields: login)

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


Advisory Timeline

20/05/2014 - First Contact
10/06/2014 - Second Contact
11/06/2014 - Vulnerability fixed
03/07/2014 - Advisory released

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

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