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Bug#12 Zomato has stored XSS · Fallible Blog

Bug#12 Zomato has stored XSS

18 Oct 2015

Last week, we discovered even more bugs, apart from the 11 we found earlier. This was a small one, but can be exploited to a greater extent to get for example passwords of unsuspecting Zomato users using a carefully crafted attack.

Company: Zomato Valuation: $1 billion+ Bug: The address field in Zomato orders on desktop version of the website is not sanitized before storing to database. This is a minor bug but can have embarrassing implications. We have intimated their top execs.

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We discovered that the Zomato order status pages are public, so we curled their order history for last 500,000 orders, extracted food items, did a fuzzy string matching to match same items with different names and made a frequency tag cloud of the top 500 most ordered items.

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