XSS in jQuery



Published: 2012-07-21 | Updated: 2019-04-16
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2012-6708
CWE-ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Vendor The jQuery Team

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU18263

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2012-6708

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data within the  jQuery(strInput) function that does not differentiate selectors from HTML. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

jQuery: 1.7.1 - 1.8.3


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/102792
http://bugs.jquery.com/ticket/11290
http://github.com/jquery/jquery/commit/05531fc4080ae24070930d15ae0cea7ae056457d
http://help.ecostruxureit.com/display/public/UADCE725/Security+fixes+in+StruxureWare+Data+Center+Expert+v7.6.0
http://snyk.io/vuln/npm:jquery:20120206

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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