MODx cross-site scripting vulnerability


MODx, an open source contents management system, contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

MODx, an open source contents management system, contains multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.

Gaku Mochizuki of Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. 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

  • MODX 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) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2008-5942

  1. JVN : JVN#10170564
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2008-5942
  3. JVN iPedia (Japanese) : JVNDB-2009-000003
Revision History

  • [2009/01/09]
      Web page published