Published:2009/04/27  Last Updated:2009/04/28

Cross-site scripting vulnerability in MiniBBS from CGI RESCUE


MiniBBS from CGI RESCUE contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • MiniBBS v10 - 10.31 and earlier
  • MiniBBS v9 - 9.07 and earlier
  • MiniBBS v8 - 8.94 and earlier
  • MiniBBS v8t - 8.93t and earlier


MiniBBS is a message board script provided by CGI RESCUE, contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


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


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JPCERT/CC Addendum

This vulnerability has been fixed and an updated version was released on December 13, 2008.

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2009.04.27

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 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 - little to no expertise and/or luck required to exploit (cross-site scripting)
  • High

Description of each analysis measures


Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2009-1588
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2009-000022

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