merriam-webster.com XSS vulnerability

2016-07-14T12:03:00
ID OBB:166766
Type openbugbounty
Reporter stamparm
Modified 2016-08-16T18:27:00

Description

Vulnerable URL:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-games/great-scrabble-words-quiz?q=338&a;=1319;prompt('OPENBUGBOUNTY')
Details:

Description| Value
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Patched:| Yes, at
Vulnerability type:| XSS
Vulnerability status:| Publicly disclosed
Alexa Rank| 971
VIP website status:| Yes
Check merriam-webster.com SSL connection:| (Grade: A)

Coordinated Disclosure Timeline:

Description| Value
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Vulnerability submitted via Open Bug Bounty| 14 July, 2016 12:03 GMT
Generic security notifications sent to website owner| 14 July, 2016 12:05 GMT
Notification sent to subscribers (without technical details)| 14 July, 2016 14:17 GMT
Vulnerability details disclosed by researcher| 21 July, 2016 12:12 GMT
Vulnerability patched by the website owner| 16 August, 2016 18:27 GMT