Published:2014/07/29  Last Updated:2014/07/29

PerlMailer vulnerable to cross-site scripting


PerlMailer contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • PerlMailer 3.10 and earlier


PerlMailer from Homepage Decorator is a mail form CGI which is used to send mail from a form on a web page. PerlMailer CGI scripts contain a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


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


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Apply the latest update provided by the vendor.

Vendor Status

Vendor Link
Homepage Decorator CGI scripts - PerlMailer


JPCERT/CC Addendum

This JVN publication was delayed to 2014/7/29 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 2014.07.29 (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


Koki Takahashi reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the vendors under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2014-3897
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2014-000088