#VU58271 Cross-site scripting


Published: 2022-05-31 | Updated: 2022-11-07

Vulnerability identifier: #VU58271

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-41184

CWE-ID: CWE-79

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
jQuery UI
Web applications / JS libraries

Vendor: The jQuery Team

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of values passed to the `of` option. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary JavaScript 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 - 1.12.1


CPE

External links
http://github.com/jquery/jquery-ui/commit/effa323f1505f2ce7a324e4f429fa9032c72f280
http://github.com/jquery/jquery-ui/security/advisories/GHSA-gpqq-952q-5327
http://blog.jqueryui.com/2021/10/jquery-ui-1-13-0-released/
http://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20211118-0004/
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/O74SXYY7RGXREQDQUDQD4BPJ4QQTD2XQ/
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/SNXA7XRKGINWSUIPIZ6ZBCTV6N3KSHES/
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/NXIUUBRVLA4E7G7MMIKCEN75YN7UFERW/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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