Monthly Archives: February 2015

From XSS to CSRF, how to gain administrator control of websites hosting myBB

I describe how XSS vulnerabilities can be used to attack popular open source web applications and application frameworks, and how some web applications are compromised by CSRF attacks because of implementation flaws on the server side.

In most of the case, an attacker will combine these two kinds of vulnerability to launch destructive attacks. In a recent audit against MyBB 1.8.3, I discovered a XSS vulnerability and I demonstrated how to gain administrator access to the website hosting MyBB though session hijacking was prohibited there. ┬áTo get a quick look at this article, please read my blog under Qualys Community…