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

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-10-26T00:00:00



Advisory by Netsparker. 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 Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-15-014


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

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 (XSS) vulnerabilities read the following article:

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 Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner (

About Netsparker

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-- Onur Y?lmaz - National General Manager

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