Published:2008/06/19  Last Updated:2008/06/19

CGIWrap error page cross-site scripting vulnerability


CGIWrap error page is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting.

Products Affected

  • CGIWrap 4.0 and earlier


CGIWrap is a gateway program that allows general users to use CGI scripts and HTML forms on the web server. CGIWrap contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability as it does not specify charset in the error page.


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


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Vendor Status


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2008.06.19

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


Hirohisa Yamaguchi of NetAgent Co., Ltd. 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-2008-2852
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2008-000031

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