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Reflected Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in HESK Help Desk Sofware

Advisory by Netsparker
Name: Reflected XSS vulnerability in HESK help desk software
Affected Software : HESK help desk
Affected Versions: 2.6.7
Vendor Homepage :
Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting
Severity : Important
Status : Fixed
Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-16-012

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URL for XSS vulnerability in HESK

Parameter Name: track
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern: “><script>alert(document.domain)</script>

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

Advisory Timeline
03 Aug 2016 - Issue reported
10 Aug 2016 - Issue fixed

Patch released by HESK and announced here.

Credits & Authors
This issues has been discovered by Sven Morgenroth while testing Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.

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