HTML::Scrubber vulnerable to cross-site scripting


HTML::Scrubber is a Perl module for scrubbing/sanitizing html. HTML::Scrubber contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability (CWE-79).

Toshiharu Sugiyama and Ryo Murakami of DeNA 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 2.6 (Low) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: High
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: None
Affected Products

HTML::Scrubber project
  • HTML::Scrubber version 0.14 and earlier


If the function "comment" is enabled, an arbitrary script may be executed on the user's web browser.

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Vendor Information

HTML::Scrubber project
CWE (What is CWE?)

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

  1. CVE-2015-5667

  1. JVN : JVN#53973084
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2015-5667
Revision History

  • [2015/10/30]
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