JQuery 1.x < 1.12.0 / 2.x < 2.2.0 XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 106657


The remote web server is affected by a cross site scripting vulnerability.


The version of JQuery library hosted on the remote web server is 1.x prior to 1.12.0 or 2.x prior to 2.2.0. It is, therefore, affected by a cross site scripting vulnerability when using location.host to select elements.


Upgrade to JQuery version 1.12.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106657

File Name: jquery_2_2_0.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Published: 2/7/2018

Updated: 11/24/2020

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: Score based on analysis of the vendor advisory.


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

CVSS Score Source: manual


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:jquery:jquery

Required KB Items: installed_sw/jquery, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 9/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/15/2015