Published:2009/09/17  Last Updated:2009/09/17

XF-Section vulnerable to cross-site scripting


XF-Section from Happy Linux contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • XF-Secion 1.12a and earlier


XF-Secion from Happy Linux is a XOOPS module that categorizes contents. XF-Section contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


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


Do not use XF-Section
Since the product is no longer being developed, users are recommended to discontinue use of XF-Section and switch to a different product that provides equivalent functionality.


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2009.09.17

Measures Conditions Severity
Access Required Routed - can be attacked over the Internet using packets
  • High
Authentication None - anonymous or no authentication (IP addresses do not count)
  • High
User Interaction Required Simple - 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
  • Medium
Exploit Complexity Low - little to no expertise and/or luck required to exploit (cross-site scripting)
  • High

Description of each analysis measures


Masako Oono 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-2009-3240
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2009-000062

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