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Open Bug Bounty ID: OBB-687672

Security Researcher MLT Helped patch 1959 vulnerabilities
Received 5 Coordinated Disclosure badges
Received 1 recommendations
, a holder of 5 badges for responsible and coordinated disclosure, found a security vulnerability affecting washingtonpost.com website and its users.

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Affected Website:washingtonpost.com  
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Vulnerable Application:[hidden until disclosure]
Vulnerability Type:XSS (Cross Site Scripting) / CWE-79
CVSSv3 Score:[hidden until disclosure]
Disclosure Standard:Coordinated Disclosure based on ISO 29147 guidelines
Discovered and Reported by:MLT Helped patch 1959 vulnerabilities
Received 5 Coordinated Disclosure badges
Received 1 recommendations
Remediation Guide:OWASP XSS Prevention Cheat Sheet

Coordinated Disclosure Timeline

Vulnerability Reported:18 October, 2018 08:14 GMT
Vulnerability Verified:18 October, 2018 08:55 GMT
Website Operator Notified:18 October, 2018 08:55 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]:
18 October, 2018 08:55 GMT
Scheduled 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.16 January, 2019 08:14 GMT

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  Recent Recommendations

    14 December, 2018
     Smartprix:
Thank you Mohamed for reporting the XSS vulnerability on our site. Great Job. Its been fixed now.
    13 December, 2018
     maennerformat:
Thank you very much for your friendly and uncomplicated help! :-)
    13 December, 2018
     wirthundhorn:
Thank you for your support on finding vulnerabilities on our site. Thus we could improve the security.
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     ISOatUO:
Very quick turnaround; Andrei provided accurate details immediately on contact, and also noticed when we'd put the fix in before being notified.
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     teachercorner:
Thank you kOt for notifying us of this bug, and tips on how to fix it. We appreciate your research!