Published:2014/11/14  Last Updated:2014/11/14

Direct Web Remoting (DWR) vulnerable to cross-site scripting


Direct Web Remoting (DWR) contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • DWR Version 2.0.10 and earlier
  • DWR Version 3.0.RC2 and earlier


Direct Web Remoting (DWR) is a Java framework for developing Ajax into web applications. DWR contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability (CWE-79).


Arbitrary JavaScript may be executed on the user's web browser.


Update the Software
Update to the latest version of DWR according to the information provided by the developer and rebuild your application.

Vendor Status

Vendor Link
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JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2014.11.14 (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) The access conditions are somewhat specialized.
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:4.3


Takeshi Terada of Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. 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-2014-5326
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2014-000118