Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 : jquery vulnerability (USN-1722-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that jQuery incorrectly handled selecting elements
using location.hash, resulting in a possible cross-site scripting
(XSS) issue. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were
tricked into viewing a specially crafted page, a remote attacker could
exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data,
within the same domain.

Solution :

Update the affected libjs-jquery package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64629 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4969