Published:2014/03/20  Last Updated:2014/03/20

Silex vulnerable to cross-site scripting


Silex contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • Silex versions prior to 2.0.0


Silex is a software to build websites. Silex contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


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


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Vendor Status

Vendor Link
Silex Labs Silex (Download)
Silex Labs


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2014.03.20

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


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-2014-1971
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2014-000032