jQuery before 1.9.0 is vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS) attacks. The jQuery(strInput) function does not differentiate selectors from HTML in a reliable fashion. In vulnerable versions, jQuery determined whether the input was HTML by looking for the '<' character anywhere in the string, giving attackers more flexibility when attempting to construct a malicious payload. In fixed versions, jQuery only deems the input to be HTML if it explicitly starts with the '<' character, limiting exploitability only to attackers who can control the beginning of a string, which is far less common.



Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-01-18

Updated: 2019-06-10

Type: CWE-79

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Impact Score: 2.7

Exploitability Score: 2.8

Severity: MEDIUM