Vulnerability identifier: #VU18417
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: The jQuery Team
The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied data in the
Content-Type header of the XHR response when parsing the AJAX response as 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.
Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.
Vulnerable software versions
jQuery Mobile: 1.0.0 - 1.5.0 alpha.1
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.