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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1722-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1722-1
Posted Feb 13, 2013
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1722-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, remote, vulnerability, xss
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-4969
SHA-256 | 106782304f990444673e6bb329c02af2561cc5b570da23fbd18188eaa6631308

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1722-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1722-1
February 13, 2013

jquery vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- jquery: JavaScript library for dynamic web applications

Details:

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.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1722-1
CVE-2011-4969

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jquery/1.6.2-1ubuntu2.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jquery/1.3.3-2ubuntu1.2
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