CGIWrap error page cross-site scripting vulnerability


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

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.

Hirohisa Yamaguchi of NetAgent Co., Ltd. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 4.3 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Medium
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: None
Affected Products

  • CGIWrap 4.0 and earlier


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

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Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Cross-site Scripting(CWE-79) [NVD Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2008-2852

  1. JVN : JVN#45389864
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2008-2852
  3. Secunia Advisory : SA30765
  4. SecurityFocus : 29811
  5. ISS X-Force Database : 43176
Revision History

  • [2008/06/20]
      Web page published