Non-persistent XSS at Microsoft -Adesh Kolte

Adesh Kolte
2 min readNov 5, 2017

Hello Guyzz

I am Adesh Nandkishor Kolte (An Independent Security Resercher From India)

I had found a reflected XSS issue Microsoft, below is the My Writeup.

Vulnerability Type: Non Persistent XSS

Abstract: The affected url is vulnerable to Non-persistent XSS due to which an attacker is able to take over Microsoft account of logged in user.

Affected Url:<script>prompt();<script>

Payload: <script>prompt();</script>

Vulnerability Impact Senario: With Non Persistent Cross Site Scripting(XSS) an attacker can create custom URL with cookie stealing code on visiting which a user’s cookie can be stolen and his account can be hijacked.

Vulnerability Reproduction Steps(POC):

1. Visit the URL “"
2. With the parameter “q=” we can inject our payload.

Brief description of the issue:

This vulnerability is caused due to validation present only on the Search textbox present on the webpage. And no validation is present if we provide the same malicious HTML payload directly through the URL.

Proof of Concept:

Xss by Ak

Hall Of Fame:

Listed in Microsoft Security Resercher Aknowledgment

Hall Of Fame Link:

Thanks For Reading :)



Adesh Kolte

Listed in Top 100 most respected hackers in the world by Microsoft at the BlackHat conference in America 2018