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From "Maurizio Cucchiara (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LANG-871) [XSS] Possible attacks through StringEscapeUtils.escapeEcmaScript?
Date Sun, 01 Dec 2013 10:45:36 GMT

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Maurizio Cucchiara commented on LANG-871:
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[~bayard],
thought I agree with you, the truth is that there are many framework/application which rely
on escape* methods in terms of security.

[~aree] An input example would be appreciated.

> [XSS] Possible attacks through StringEscapeUtils.escapeEcmaScript?
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LANG-871
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-871
>             Project: Commons Lang
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: lang.*
>    Affects Versions: 3.1
>            Reporter: Andy Reek
>              Labels: XSS
>             Fix For: Discussion
>
>
> org.apache.commons.lang3.StringEscapeUtils.escapeEcmaScript does the escape via a prefixed
'\' on all characters which must be escaped. I am not sure if this is really secure, if am
looking at the comments on https://www.owasp.org/index.php/XSS_(Cross_Site_Scripting)_Prevention_Cheat_Sheet#RULE_.233_-_JavaScript_Escape_Before_Inserting_Untrusted_Data_into_JavaScript_Data_Values.
They say it is possible to do an attack by escape the escape. I tested this with the string
'\"' and the output was '\\\"'. Is this really ecma-/java-script secure? Or is it better to
use the the implementation used by OWASP?



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