Published:2009/04/02  Last Updated:2009/04/07

XOOPS Cube Legacy cross-site scripting vulnerability


XOOPS Cube Legacy from XOOPS Cube Project contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • XOOPS Cube Legacy 2.1.6 and earlier


XOOPS Cube Legacy from XOOPS Cube Project is an open source contents management system. XOOPS Cube Legacy contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

According to the developers, a XOOPS Cube Legacy distribution "Hodajuku distribution" and "additional modules" are not affected by this vulnerability. For more information, refer to the developers' website.


If a user views a specially crafted web page, an arbitrary script may be executed on the user's web browser.


Update the Software
Update to the latest version or apply a patch according to the information provided by the developers.

As a workaround to this vulnerability, change the custom template according to the information provided by the developers.

Vendor Status

Vendor Link
XOOPS Cube Project XOOPS Cube Official Site (Beta) - (Japanese Only)


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2009.04.02

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


Takeshi Terada of Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developers under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2009-000017

Update History