Published:2013/05/31  Last Updated:2013/05/31

FileMaker Pro vulnerable to cross-site scripting


FileMaker Pro contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • FileMaker Pro versions prior to 12
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced versions prior to 12


FileMaker Pro contains an "Instant Web Publish" function. When this function is enabled, FileMaker Pro is vulnerable to cross-scripting.


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


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Vendor Status

Vendor Link
FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker Pro


JPCERT/CC Addendum

This JVN publication was delayed to 2013/5/31 after the developer fix was developed. From the fiscal year 2011, JPCERT/CC is using a new vendor coordination procedure. This new procedure came from the recommendation of the fiscal year 2010 "Study Group on Information System Vulnerability Handling" aimed at more timely JVN publications.

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2013.05.31

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


Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2013-3640
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2013-000049