Published:2009/02/10  Last Updated:2009/02/10

FAST ESP cross-site scripting vulnerability


FAST ESP, an enterprise search platform from Microsoft, contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • FAST ESP 5.1.5 and earlier


FAST ESP from Microsoft is a software that enables users to consolidate information for searching purposes. FAST ESP's management interface contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


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


Update the Software
An update is being provided by the vendor. Contact customer support to obtain the latest version and update the software.


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2009.02.10

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-Medium - some expertise and/or luck required (most buffer overflows, guessing correctly in small space, expertise in Windows function calls)
  • Medium-High

Description of each analysis measures


Kentaro OHSHIMA of Renesas Technology reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the vendor under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2009-000009

Update History