Published:2007/01/25  Last Updated:2008/05/21

CGI RESCUE WebFORM vulnerable to cross-site scripting


WebFORM, released from CGI RESCUE, is a CGI script written in perl that allows a user to send email messages via a HTML form. WebFORM contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • WebFORM 4.3 and earlier
According to the vendor's website, another product Web Mailer also contains a similar vulnerability.
We have confirmed that the fixed version of the Web Mailer is also released from the vendor's website.



An abitrary script may be executed on the user's web browser.



JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2007.01.25

Measures Conditions Severity
Access Required Routed - can be attacked over the Internet using packets
  • High
Authentication None - anonymous or no authentication (IP addresses do not count)
  • High
User Interaction Required Complex - the user must be convinced to take a difficult or suspicious action. If the honest user must have elevated privileges, they are likely to be more suspicious
  • Low
Exploit Complexity Low - little to no expertise and/or luck required to exploit (cross-site scripting)
  • High

Description of each analysis measures


Tomoki Sanaki of International Network Security, Inc. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the vendors under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2007-000086

Update History