Published:2014/10/16  Last Updated:2014/10/16

Aflax vulnerable to cross-site scripting


Aflax contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • Aflax


Aflax is a JavaScript library that enables developers to use JavaScript to fully utilize all of the features of the Adobe Flash runtime. Aflax contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


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


Do not use Aflax
According to the developer, Aflax is no longer being developed or maintained, thus it is recommended to discontinue use of Aflax.

Vendor Status

Vendor Link
Aptana Aflax


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2014.10.16 (CVSS Base Metrics)

What is CVSS?

Measures Severity Description
Access Vector(AV) Local (L) Adjacent Network (A) Network (N) A vulnerability exploitable with network access means the vulnerable software is bound to the network stack and the attacker does not require local network access or local access. Such a vulnerability is often termed "remotely exploitable".
Access Complexity(AC) High (H) Medium (M) Low (L) The access conditions are somewhat specialized.
Authentication(Au) Multiple (M) Single (S) None (N) Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.
Confidentiality Impact(C) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C) There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.
Integrity Impact(I) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C) Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.
Availability Impact(A) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C) There is no impact to the availability of the system.

Base Score:4.3


Yuji Tounai of reported this vulnerability to JPCERT/CC.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2014-5331
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2014-000122