WebObjects vulnerable to cross-site scripting


WebObjects provided by Apple, contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

WebObjects provided by Apple is a web application server. WebObjects contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Daiki Fukumori of Cyber Defense Institute, 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

Apple Inc.
  • WebObjects version 5.2 and earlier


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

[Update the software]
Update to the latest version according to the information provided by the developer.
Vendor Information

Apple Inc.
CWE (What is CWE?)

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

  1. CVE-2011-3998

  1. JVN : JVN#37223351
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2011-3998
Revision History

  • [2011/11/04]
      Web page published