Ubuntu 1722-1: jQuery vulnerability

    Date13 Feb 2013
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    jQuery could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1722-1
    February 13, 2013
    jquery vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    jQuery could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
    Software Description:
    - 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:
      libjs-jquery                    1.6.2-1ubuntu2.2
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libjs-jquery                    1.3.3-2ubuntu1.2
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:
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