Cross-site scripting in jQuery

Published: 2018-01-19 | Updated: 2020-03-26
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2015-9251
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Web applications / JS libraries

Vendor The jQuery Team

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU14150

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2015-9251

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

Exploit availability: No


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 when a cross-domain Ajax request is performed without the dataType option. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary text/javascript responses 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.


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Vulnerable software versions

jQuery: 1.0.0 - 2.2.1

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?