Published:2014/08/15  Last Updated:2014/08/15

Shutter vulnerable to cross-site scripting


Shutter provided by tenfourzero contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • Shutter v0.1.4
Other versions may be affected.


Shutter provided by tenfourzero is a web package allowing users to share their photos. Shutter contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability, which can be exploited through the SQL injection vulnerability (JVN#48039501).


If an administrator views a malicious page while logged in,  an arbitrary script may be executed on the administrator's web browser.


Uninstall the Software
According to the developer, the project is no longer being maintained and it is recommended to uninstall the software.

The developer states the following:
"As the project is not maintained it may be high unstable and insecure. You should therefore uninstall the software as soon as possible."

Vendor Status


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2014.08.15 (CVSS Base Metrics)

What is CVSS?

Measures Severity Description
Access Vector(AV) Local (L) Adjacent Network (A) Network (N) A vulnerability exploitable with network access means the vulnerable software is bound to the network stack and the attacker does not require local network access or local access. Such a vulnerability is often termed "remotely exploitable".
Access Complexity(AC) High (H) Medium (M) Low (L) Specialized access conditions exist.
Authentication(Au) Multiple (M) Single (S) None (N) Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.
Confidentiality Impact(C) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C) There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.
Integrity Impact(I) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C) Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.
Availability Impact(A) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C) There is no impact to the availability of the system.

Base Score:2.6


Yuji Tounai of 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-2014-3905
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2014-000096