Published:2009/11/19  Last Updated:2009/11/19

Redmine vulnerable to cross-site scripting


Redmine contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • Redmine 0.8.5 and earlier


Redmine is a project management software. Redmine contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


An arbitrary script may be executed on the user's web browser. As a result, cookie information may be leaked and could lead to session hijacking or user impersonation.


Update the Software
Update to the latest version according to the information provided by the developer.

Vendor Status


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2009.11.19

Measures Conditions Severity
Access Required Routed - can be attacked over the Internet using packets
  • High
Authentication Standard - login caused to be created by an administrator
  • Low-Medium
User Interaction Required Simple - the user must be convinced to take a standard action that does not feel harmful to most users, such as click on a link or view a file
  • Medium
Exploit Complexity Low-Medium - some expertise and/or luck required (most buffer overflows, guessing correctly in small space, expertise in Windows function calls)
  • Medium-High

Description of each analysis measures


Yoshinari Fukumoto of Rakuten, Inc. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2009-4078
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2009-000073

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