Name :  XSS Vulnerabilities in TaskFreak
Software :  TaskFreak 0.6.4 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage :
Vulnerability Type :  Cross-Site Scripting
Severity :  Critical
Researcher :  Canberk Bolat
Advisory Reference :  NS-12-011

TaskFreak! Original is a simple but efficient web based task manager written in PHP.
Originally created in September 2005, many talented developers have since contributed to translate and extend the original version. It is now available in 24 languages.

TaskFreak is affected by XSS vulnerabilities in version 0.6.4;

  • index.php (dir, show, sort, sContext) – XSS
  • index.php (sContext) - Stored XSS

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

No fix.

Advisory Timeline
23/01/2011 - First contact
30/01/2011 - Sent the vulnerability details
16/08/2012 - Second contact - No reply
19/10/2012 - Advisory released

It has been discovered on testing of Netsparker, Web Application Security Scanner - /netsparker/.


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