Stored XSS on Slack, Bug Bounty

This was my first XSS related finding that was considered a high severity vulnerability on a bug bounty program. For finding this vulnerability I was paid a bounty of $4,875.

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The exploit of this vulnerability consists of uploading a PDF file with JavaScript code in it on the chat of Slack, if you clicked on it it opened on their PDF…