Siemens Future Minds CTF — Cupcake Magdalena

Cupcake Magdalena was a challenge during Siemens’ Future Minds CTF. It was in the Web category and had the following description:

Solving the challenge

The challenge presented a web page with a functionality to submit a review. After submitting the review an admin is going to look at the review. So I have tried to inject a XSS payload to read the admin’s sessions cookie.

The following Javascript code will read the user’s cookie and send it via a GET request to a web server which I have set up in prior.

For that I have intercepted a request to /api/reviews/add and added my payload into the “name” and “review” parameter:

Finally I was able to retrieve the flag. It seems like both parameters / forms are vulnerable to XSS as I have retrieve the flag twice



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