USN-1722-1: jQuery vulnerability

13 February 2013

jQuery could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.



  • jquery - JavaScript library for dynamic web applications


It was discovered that jQuery incorrectly handled selecting elements using
location.hash, resulting in a possible cross-site scripting (XSS) issue.
With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into
viewing a specially crafted page, a remote attacker could exploit this to
modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within the same domain.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.