Published:2012/01/23  Last Updated:2012/01/23

glucose 2 vulnerable to arbitrary script execution


glucose 2 is vulnerable to arbitrary script execution.

Products Affected

  • glucose 2 stages prior to 6.2


glucose 2 is an RSS reader. glucose 2 is vulnerable to arbitrary script execution which is inserted in RSS feed, due to the improper processing of RSS feed output.


An arbitrary script may be executed on the vulnerable system.


Update the software
Update to the latest version according to the information provided by the developer.

According to the developer, there are no plans for glucose 2 to be updated or maintained. Therefore, it is recommended that users should consider to use a different product that provides similar functionality.

Vendor Status


JPCERT/CC Addendum

This JVN publication was delayed to 2012/01/23 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 2012.01.23

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 the user must be convinced to take a difficult or suspicious action. If the honest user must have elevated privileges, they are likely to be more suspiciouse
  • High

Description of each analysis measures


Daiki Fukumori of Cyber Defense Institute, 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-2012-0313
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2012-000008

Update History

Information under "Description" and "Vendor Status" were updated.
Information under "Description" was updated.