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Sickbeard - Cross-Site Scripting

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What is "Sickbeard - Cross-Site Scripting?"

The "Sickbeard - Cross-Site Scripting" module is designed to detect a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the Sickbeard software. Sickbeard is a software used for managing and organizing TV shows. This module specifically targets the Sickbeard software and checks for a specific vulnerability that allows an attacker to execute malicious scripts on the targeted system. The severity of this vulnerability is classified as high, indicating the potential for significant damage if exploited.


If the cross-site scripting vulnerability in Sickbeard is successfully exploited, an attacker can inject and execute arbitrary scripts within the context of the application. This can lead to various malicious activities, such as stealing sensitive user information, manipulating user sessions, defacing the application, or launching further attacks against users of the application.

How the module works?

The "Sickbeard - Cross-Site Scripting" module works by sending a specific HTTP request to the targeted Sickbeard software. The request is designed to trigger the vulnerability and check for the presence of the injected script. Here is an example of the HTTP request:

GET /config/postProcessing/testNaming?pattern=<svg/onload=alert(document.domain)>

The module then applies matching conditions to determine if the vulnerability is present. The matching conditions include:

- Checking the HTTP response status code to ensure it is 200 (indicating a successful response). - Searching for the presence of the injected script within the response body. - Verifying that the response header contains the "text/html" content type.

If all the matching conditions are met, the module reports the presence of the cross-site scripting vulnerability in the Sickbeard software.

Module preview

Concurrent Requests (1)
1. HTTP Request template
Matching conditions
status: 200and
word: <svg/onload=alert(document.domain)>and
word: text/html
Passive global matcher
No matching conditions.
On match action
Report vulnerability