Published:2009/05/21  Last Updated:2009/05/22

a-News from Appleple vulnerable to cross-site scripting


a-News from Appleple contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • a-News


a-News, a web log system from Appleple, contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Note that future releases and maintenance of a-News ended on May 14, 2009. The developer recommends users who wish to continue using a web log system to use a-blog.


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


Do not use a-News
As patches will not be provided, the developer recommends to discontinue the use of a-News and switch to a-blog.


JPCERT/CC Addendum

According to the developer, a-Nikki, a-Column, a-Update and a-Link may also be vulnerable and is recommending users to switch to a-blog.

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2009.05.21

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


Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2009-2292
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2009-000030

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