Published:2012/12/14  Last Updated:2012/12/14

Welcart vulnerable to cross-site request forgery


Welcart contains a cross-site request forgery vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • Welcart 1.2.1 and earlier


Welcart provided by Collne Inc. is a WordPress plugin for creating shopping websites. Welcart contains a cross-site request forgery vulnerability.


If a logged in user views a malicious page after an item has been added in the shopping cart, the purchase process may unexpectedly be completed.


Update the software
Update to the latest version according to the information provided by the developer.

Vendor Status


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2012.12.14

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


Yoshinori Matsumoto of Kobe Digital Lab., Inc. 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-2012-5178
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2012-000109