Cross-site scripting in jQuery UI



Published: 2022-07-27
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-31160
CWE-ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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jQuery UI
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Vendor The jQuery Team

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU65834

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-31160

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

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data when initializing a checkboxradio widget on an input enclosed within a label makes that parent label contents considered as the input label. If .checkboxradio( "refresh" ) is called on such a widget and the initial HTML contains encoded HTML entities, they will erroneously get decoded and executed. A remote attacker can 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 UI: 1.5.1 - 1.13.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://github.com/jquery/jquery-ui/security/advisories/GHSA-h6gj-6jjq-h8g9
http://github.com/jquery/jquery-ui/commit/8cc5bae1caa1fcf96bf5862c5646c787020ba3f9
http://blog.jqueryui.com/2022/07/jquery-ui-1-13-2-released/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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