Published:2012/08/02  Last Updated:2012/08/02

GoodReader vulnerable to cross-site scripting


GoodReader contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • GoodReader for iPad 3.16 and earlier
  • GoodReader for iPhone / iPod Touch 3.15.1 and earlier


GoodReader is a document reader for Apple mobile devices. GoodReader contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


When GoodReader is used through a web browser, an arbitrary script may be executed on the user's web browser.


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

Vendor Status

Vendor Link
GoodiWare GoodReader


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2012.08.02

Measures Conditions Severity
Access Required can be attacked over the Internet using packets
  • High
Authentication anonymous or no authentication (IP addresses do not count)
  • High
User Interaction Required 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
  • Mid
Exploit Complexity some expertise and/or luck required (most buffer overflows, guessing correctly in small space, expertise in Windows function calls)
  • Mid-High

Description of each analysis measures


Keigo Yamazaki of LAC Co., Ltd. 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-2012-2648
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2012-000073