Bug 1136683 (CVE-2014-6071) - CVE-2014-6071 jQuery: cross-site scripting flaw
Summary: CVE-2014-6071 jQuery: cross-site scripting flaw
Alias: CVE-2014-6071
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 1136684
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-09-03 05:07 UTC by Murray McAllister
Modified: 2021-02-17 06:15 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-09-04 04:44:56 UTC

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Description Murray McAllister 2014-09-03 05:07:11 UTC
A cross-site scripting flaw was reported against jQuery 1.4.2:


The original report notes to upgrade to version 1.11.1, which may include the fix.

Comment 1 Murray McAllister 2014-09-03 07:10:18 UTC
It looks likely that this issue is not an issue at all, but investigations are still ongoing.

Comment 2 Murray McAllister 2014-09-04 04:44:56 UTC
The proof of concept in the full disclosure post is not an exploit that can be run against a target as it suggests. What it is in fact is a known bad-pattern with jquery where using text() inside after() can lead to DOM based XSS. For something to be vulnerable, they would have to follow this anti-pattern in a website that used jquery.

While this is still possible to get arbitary html into a page following this pattern with the current version of jquery, and the jquery documentation specifically states: [from http://api.jquery.com/after/]

By design, any jQuery constructor or method that accepts an HTML string — jQuery(), .append(), .after(), etc. — can potentially execute code. This can occur by injection of script tags or use of HTML attributes that execute code (for example, <img onload="">). Do not use these methods to insert strings obtained from untrusted sources such as URL query parameters, cookies, or form inputs. Doing so can introduce cross-site-scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. 

Jquery 1.6 and up (several years old now) actually added specific hardening that looks to block <script> tags.

Comment 3 Tomas Hoger 2014-09-08 19:11:25 UTC
CVE-2014-6071 was assigned for this report.

Comment 4 Doran Moppert 2020-02-11 00:28:49 UTC

Red Hat Product Security determined that this flaw was not a security vulnerability. See the Bugzilla link for more details.

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