Published:2013/05/31  Last Updated:2014/09/19

FileMaker Pro fails to verify SSL server certificates


FileMaker Pro contains an issue where it fails to verify SSL server certificates.

Products Affected

  • FileMaker Pro versions 12 and earlier
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced versions 12 and earlier


FileMaker Pro contains a function to encrypt communications with the FileMaker Server. FileMaker Pro fails to verify the SSL server certificate.


A man-in-the-middle attack may allow an attacker to eavesdrop on an encrypted communication.


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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.

[Added on September 18, 2014]
FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 12 did not address the vulnerability. The vulnerability has been addressed in FileMaker Pro 13 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 13.

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-2013-2319
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2013-000048

Update History

Fixed "Products Affected" and added information under "JPCERT/CC Addendum" and "Other Information"
Added JVN iPedia link under "Other Information"