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
CWE-ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
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: #VU14150

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-9251

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

Exploit availability: No

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 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.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

jQuery: 1.0.0 - 2.2.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://github.com/jquery/jquery/commit/f60729f3903d17917dc351f3ac87794de379b0cc
http://github.com/jquery/jquery/issues/2432
http://github.com/jquery/jquery/pull/2588
http://github.com/jquery/jquery/pull/2588/commits/c254d308a7d3f1eac4d0b42837804cfffcba4bb2

Q & A

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