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Scanner detects non-exploitable xss as "Confidence: Certain"

David Jun 11, 2019 06:57PM UTC

Hi there,

Burp Scanner identified a Reflected XSS with the following payload:

The problem is, that all modern browsers sent the " URL encoded as %22 and %22 is blocked by their WAF.
This means, that this XSS is not exploitable, isn't it? Yes, I already tried double-encoding and other bypassing tricks - the problem in my opinion is, that Burp sends the quote non-URL encoded (which is not possible when you want to exploit this via a browser) and then assumes, that there exists an XSS vulnerability.
Am I missing something?


Paul Johnston Jun 12, 2019 07:17AM UTC Support Center agent

This may be exploitable using Internet Explorer, as that doesn’t encode URL parameters.

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