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DataTables Security Advisory - XSS Vulnerability - CVE-2015-6584



Information
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Advisory by Netsparker.
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
Severity : Important
Status : Fixed
CVE-ID : CVE-2015-6584
Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-15-014

Description
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By exploiting a Cross-site scripting vulnerability the attacker can
hijack a logged in user’s session. This means that the malicious
hacker can change the logged in user’s password and invalidate the
session of the victim while the hacker maintains access. As seen from
the XSS example in this article, if a web application is vulnerable to
cross-site scripting and the administrator’s session is hijacked, the
malicious hacker exploiting the vulnerability will have full admin
privileges on that web application.

Technical Details
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Proof of Concept URL for XSS in DataTables:

Page: 6776.php
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 (XSS) vulnerabilities
read the following article:
https://www.netsparker.com/web-vulnerability-scanner/vulnerability-security-checks-index/cross-site-scripting-xss/

Advisory Timeline
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04/09/2015 - First Contact
08/09/2015 - Vendor Fixed
09/09/2015 - Advisory Released

Credits & Authors
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These issues have been discovered by Onur Yilmaz while testing
Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner
(https://www.netsparker.com).

About Netsparker
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Netsparker finds and reports security flaws and vulnerabilities such
as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) in all websites and
web applications regardless of the platform and the technology they
are built on. Netsparker's unique detection and exploitation
techniques allow it to be dead accurate in reporting vulnerabilities,
hence it is the first and only False Positive Free web application
security scanner.

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Onur Yılmaz - National General Manager

Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner
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