Published:2014/02/21  Last Updated:2014/02/21

Blackboard Vista/CE vulnerable to cross-site scripting


Blackboard Vista/CE contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • Blackboard Vista/CE 8.0 Service Pack 6 and earlier


Blackboard Vista/CE is a learning management system (LMS). Blackboard Vista/CE contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


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
Blackboard, Inc. Behind the Blackboard (Registered users only)


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2014.02.21

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


ICHIHARA Ryohei of SERAKU Co.,Ltd. reported this vulnerability to the developer.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2014-0811
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2014-000012