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Vigil@nce: Sun Java System Messaging, Cross Site Scripting of Webmail

November 2008 by Vigil@nce


An attacker can execute JavaScript code in the browser of a user, by using a malicious email.

Gravity: 2/4

Consequences: client access/rights

Provenance: document

Means of attack: no proof of concept, no attack

Ability of attacker: expert (4/4)

Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5)

Diffusion of the vulnerable configuration: high (3/3)

Creation date: 13/11/2008


- Sun Java System Messaging Server


The Webmail service can be activated on Sun Java System Messaging Server in order to provide a web access to mailboxes.

When a user opens a malicious email, some scripts contained in this email are executed. Technical details are unknown.

An attacker can therefore execute JavaScript code in user’s browser.


Identifiers: 242186, 6683220, BID-32285, CVE-2008-5098, VIGILANCE-VUL-8244

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