Published:2013/12/26  Last Updated:2013/12/26

HP Autonomy Ultraseek vulnerable to cross-site scripting


HP Autonomy Ultraseek contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • HP Autonomy Ultraseek v5.x and earlier


HP Autonomy Ultraseek provided by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. contains an issue in handling specific character encoding, which may result in cross-site scripting.


An arbitrary script may be executed on the user's Internet Explorer.


Update the Software
Update the software according to the information provided by the developer.

The developers states this vulnerability has already been addressed in Autonomy Ultraseek v6 and later.

Vendor Status

Vendor Link
Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. HPSBGN02950 rev.1 - HP Autonomy Ultraseek, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2013.12.26

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


NetAgent Co.,Ltd. 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-2013-6196
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2013-000126