F5 Networks BIG-IP : jQuery vulnerability (K62532311)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 125483

Synopsis

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description

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.
(CVE-2012-6708)

Impact

This vulnerability allows an authenticated user to perform an unauthorized modification.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K62532311.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K62532311

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 125483

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL62532311.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 5/29/2019

Updated: 3/29/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_webaccelerator, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/27/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/18/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6708