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XSS Vulnerability Identified in Serendipity

Advisory by Netsparker
Name: XSS Vulnerability in Serendipity
Affected Software : Serendipity
Affected Versions: v2.0.2 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage :  
Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting
Severity : Important
Status : Fixed
CVE-ID : CVE-2015-8603
Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-15-024

Technical Details
Proof of Concept URL for XSS in Serendipity v2.0.2:


For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities read the article Cross-site Scripting (XSS).

Advisory Timeline
07/12/2015 - First Contact
17/12/2015 - Vendor Fixed
05/01/2016 - Advisory Released


Credits & Authors
These issues have been discovered by Selçuk Mıynat while testing Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.

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