Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Magento Stored Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Magento Commerce and Open Source.

Magento is an e-commerce platform written in PHP. According to the Alexa top 1M e-commerce platforms for 2018, the e-commerce platform Magento Commerce currently enjoys more than a 14% market share, making it the second largest e-commerce platform in the world.

A stored XSS vulnerability has been discovered in Magento Commerce and Open Source 2.1 prior to 2.1.17, 2.2 prior to 2.2.8, 2.3 prior to 2.3.1. It is caused by failing to sanitize user-supplied data when creating an attribute in the product configurations section. An authenticated user with privileges to the Admin product configurations section can exploit the stored XSS vulnerability to embed malicious code.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released Nov 07, 2018

Users should apply the solution provided by Magento.


Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Magento on November 1, 2018.

Magento confirmed the vulnerability on November 7, 2018.

Magento patched the vulnerability on March 26, 2019.


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

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