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somerset.gov.uk Cross Site Scripting vulnerability
Open Bug Bounty ID: OBB-1118502

Security Researcher ELProfesor Helped patch 2725 vulnerabilities
Received 8 Coordinated Disclosure badges
Received 105 recommendations
, a holder of 8 badges for responsible and coordinated disclosure, found a security vulnerability affecting somerset.gov.uk website and its users.

Following coordinated and responsible vulnerability disclosure guidelines of the ISO 29147 standard, Open Bug Bounty has:

      a. verified the vulnerability and confirmed its existence;
      b. notified the website operator about its existence.

Affected Website:somerset.gov.uk  
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Vulnerable Application:Custom Code
Vulnerability Type:XSS (Cross Site Scripting) / CWE-79
CVSSv3 Score:6.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N]
Disclosure Standard:Coordinated Disclosure based on ISO 29147 guidelines
Discovered and Reported by:ELProfesor Helped patch 2725 vulnerabilities
Received 8 Coordinated Disclosure badges
Received 105 recommendations
Remediation Guide:OWASP XSS Prevention Cheat Sheet
Export Vulnerability Data:Bugzilla Vulnerability Data
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Coordinated Disclosure Timeline

Vulnerability Reported:14 March, 2020 15:58 GMT
Vulnerability Verified:14 March, 2020 16:04 GMT
Website Operator Notified:14 March, 2020 16:04 GMT
a. Using the ISO 29147 guidelines
b. Using publicly available security contacts
c. Using Open Bug Bounty notification framework
d. Using security contacts provided by the researcher
Public Report Published
[without any technical details]:
14 March, 2020 16:04 GMT
Vulnerability Fixed:4 April, 2020 18:45 GMT
Public Disclosure:  A security researcher can delete the report before public disclosure, afterwards the report cannot be deleted or modified anymore. The researcher can also postpone public disclosure date as long as reasonably required to remediate the vulnerability.13 April, 2020 15:58 GMT

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