JQuery < 3.0.0 XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 125152
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The remote web server is affected by a cross site scripting vulnerability.


The version of JQuery library hosted on the remote web server is prior to 3.0.0. It is, therefore, affected by a cross site scripting vulnerability when a cross-domain Ajax request is performed without the dataType option, causing text/javascript responses to be executed


Upgrade to JQuery version 3.0.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 125152

File Name: jquery_3_0_0.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Published: 5/15/2019

Updated: 10/30/2019

Dependencies: jquery_detect.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-9251


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, installed_sw/jquery

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/9/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-9251