Multiple plugins for Geeklog IVYWE edition vulnerable to cross-site scripting


Geeklog is an open source content management system (CMS). The Geeklog IVYWE edition plugins Assist, dataBox, and userBox each contain a cross-site scripting (CWE-79) vulnerability.

IVY WE CO.,LTD. reported this vulnerability to IPA and JPCERT/CC to notify users of its solution through JVN. JPCERT/CC and IVY WE CO.,LTD. coordinated under the Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics 6.1 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Network
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: None
  • User Interaction: Required
  • Scope: Changed
  • Confidentiality Impact: Low
  • Integrity Impact: Low
  • Availability Impact: None
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

Geeklog IVYWE edition is affected when the any of the following plugins are enabled:

  • Assist plugin versions prior to 1.1.2.test20160906
  • dataBox plugin versions prior to
  • userBox plugin versions prior to


An arbitrary script may be executed on the web browser of a user who is logged on as an administrator.

[Apply the Patch]
Apply the appropriate patch according to the information provided by the developer.

[Apply a Workaround]
The following workaround may mitigate the affects of this vulnerability.

* Disable the Assist, dataBox and userBox plugins
Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

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

  1. CVE-2016-4875

  1. JVN : JVN#46087986
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2016-4875
Revision History

  • [2016/09/23]
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