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F5 Networks: K62532311 (CVE-2012-6708): jQuery vulnerability CVE-2012-6708

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F5 Networks: K62532311 (CVE-2012-6708): jQuery vulnerability CVE-2012-6708

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
01/18/2018
Created
03/19/2019
Added
11/29/2018
Modified
09/16/2019

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.

Solution(s)

  • f5-big-ip-upgrade-latest

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