Published:2008/02/21  Last Updated:2008/05/21

Cross-site scripting vulnerability in multiple Tor World CGI scripts


Multiple Tor World CGI scripts contain a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • Tor Search Ver 1.1 and earlier
  • i-Navigator Ver 4.0
  • Mobile Frontier Ver 2.1 and earlier
  • Diary.cgi (aka Quotes of the Day) Ver 1.5 and earlier
  • Tor News Ver 1.21 and earlier
  • Simple BBS Ver 1.3 and earlier
  • Interactive BBS Ver 1.3 and earlier
  • Tor Board Ver 1.1 and earlier
  • Simple Vote Ver 1.1 and earlier
  • Com Vote Ver 1.2 and earlier
For more information, refer to the Tor World's website.


Tor World provides CGI scripts for implementing search engines, message boards, and other tools. Multiple Tor World CGI scripts contain a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


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


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Vendor Status

Vendor Status Last Update Vendor Notes
Tor World Vulnerable 2008/02/21


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2008.02.21

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


Shuya Ueki reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the vendors under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2008-000012

Update History