Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Sina Weibo CSRF Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery) vulnerability in Sina Weibo mobile website.

Sina Weibo is a Chinese micro-blogging (weibo) website. It is one of the most popular sites in China.

A CSRF vulnerability has been discovered in Sina Weibo mobile website. It is caused by inadequate anti-CSRF protection on this website.


Sina has fixed it in August, 2015.


This vulnerability was discovered by Zhouyuan Yang of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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