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Stored XSS in gallery application

Platform: ownCloud Server

Versions: 9.0.4,

Date: 7/19/2016

Risk level: Medium

CVSS v3 Base Score: 6.4 (AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N)

CWE: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation (‘Cross-site Scripting’) (CWE-79)

HackerOne report: 145355


Due to a recent migration of the Gallery app to the new sharing endpoint a parameter changed from an integer to a string value. This value wasn’t sanitized before and was thus now vulnerable to a Cross-Site-Scripting attack.

To exploit this vulnerability an authenticated attacker has to share a folder with someone else, get them to open the shared folder in the Gallery app and open the sharing window there.

Since ownCloud employs a strict Content-Security-Policy this vulnerability is only exploitable in browsers not supporting Content-Security-Policy. You can check at caniuse.com whether your browser supports CSP.

Affected Software

Action Taken

The user input is now properly sanitised before being provided back to the user.


The ownCloud team thanks the following people for their research and responsible disclosure of the above advisory:

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