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nsf.gov Cross Site Scripting vulnerability
Open Bug Bounty ID: OBB-146239

Security Researcher Kenan Helped patch 2132 vulnerabilities
Received 6 Coordinated Disclosure badges
Received 6 recommendations
, a holder of 6 badges for responsible and coordinated disclosure, found a security vulnerability affecting nsf.gov website and its users.

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Affected Website:nsf.gov  
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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]
Discovered and Reported by:Kenan Helped patch 2132 vulnerabilities
Received 6 Coordinated Disclosure badges
Received 6 recommendations
Remediation Guide:OWASP XSS Prevention Cheat Sheet

Vulnerable URL:

HTTP POST data:

Screenshot: nsf.gov  vulnerability

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Coordinated Disclosure Timeline

Vulnerability Reported:14 April, 2016 11:05 GMT
Vulnerability Verified:14 April, 2016 11:07 GMT
Website Operator Notified:14 April, 2016 11:07 GMT
a. Using publicly available security contacts
b. Using Open Bug Bounty notification framework
c. Using security contacts provided by the researcher
Public Report Published
[without any technical details]:
14 April, 2016 11:07 GMT
Vulnerability Fixed:13 May, 2016 22:41 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.14 May, 2016 11:05 GMT

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    23 January, 2020
     SandiSchleicher:
Thank you for reporting the XSS issue you found. Based on your information we were able to fix the problem. Thank you!
    23 January, 2020
     nerdonomist:
Vighnesh Gupta alerted us in a professional and prompt manner to a security flaw in one of our public-facing websites, and acted with responsibility and ethics in reporting it and providing detail to us to help remediate. We strongly recommend him as an ethical security researcher.
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