Cross-Site Scripting: An attack method that involves injection of code or markup into a webpage. There are three major types of XSS: Reflected XSS, Stored XSS (aka persistent XSS), DOM-based XSS (aka client side XSS).

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DOM XSS issue in code

Is this DOM vulnerable to XSS attacks? var theForm = document.forms['aspnetForm']; if (!theForm) { theForm = document.aspnetForm; } function __doPostBack(eventTarget, eventArgument) { if ...
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encodeURIComponent in a unquoted HTML attribute

My gut feeling is that the following should be attackable: $("<td><a href=somefile.php?url="+encodeURIComponent(somevar)+">Download Here</a></td>"); In contrast to ...
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Does CSRF prevention also prevent reflected XSS attack?

What I understand about reflected XSS is ... When a web application is vulnerable to this type of attack, it will pass unvalidated input sent through requests back to the client... [1] ...
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How can document.referrer be used for XSS?

A very simple example... <div id="cat"></div> <script> document.getElementById("cat").innerHTML = document.referrer; </script> or <script src="' + document.referrer + ...
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Interesting security demos for beginners [on hold]

I am thinking about a creating short security demo to get people interested in the security topic. I've had a couple of ideas just want to see if anyone has anything else interesting. Edit: I was ...
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Escaping rich text editor output

When having a rich text editor on a web application, what is the best way to escape HTML entities and prevent XSS attacks but keep the formatting (<b>, <i>, <u>, ...etc.) ?
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Testing XSS - how to validate manually?

I have Burp and Appscan telling me that Reflected XSS is possible due to a particular variable on a particular page. The following example is given of what Appscan injected ...
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What is a good browser for web application pen testing? [on hold]

I am getting started in testing web applications, and I am having trouble verifying vulnerabilities. It seems all modern browsers have protections against things like XSS. When something like Burp ...
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securing my API: concept of accesstokens

first of all I want to excuse for the bad spelling and grammar. English is not my mothertongue. I have built a JSON communication between frontend(website) and my NodeJS webserver. I want to keep in ...
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DOM based XSS manual testing

How can firebug be used to inspect DOM of web application and find the vulerable location for DOM xss?
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Is there a need to have XSS filters when I'm saving data as XML?

My web-app takes some configs from the user and saves into an XML file (it was not done to stop XSS). The input is XML encoded so that the ",& ... and such characters don't break the XML ...
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XSS in HOST header

I'm able to inject JavaScript payload in HOST header, a request will look like: Host: <script>alert(document.cookie)</script> User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Gecko/20100101 Firefox/29.0 Cookie ...
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BARCODES modern web injection payloads [closed]

I was searching for advance XSS attack payloads and I found that we can use barcodes for xss and sql injection payloads... may have some information from this link ...
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Is PHP FILTER_VALIDATE_IP secure enough to $_GET an IP address?

I need to pass an IP to a PHP page, and it would be convenient to be able to use GET, but I know that's sort of asking for trouble, so I want to triple-check that I'm handling it securely. ...
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XSS echoed in pages html code but no pop up window

So i have a https login page with standard username and password inputs. I put in simple xss test such as, alert(‘XSS attack’) the page displays a "credentials you have supplied are incorrect" ...
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Basic Website Protection (XSS,SQL-inject,hashing)

I have a very simple app that does allow unauthenticated users to leave comments (maybe later I will incorporate a capatcha). The app then stores the comments in a mysql db. I do my best to filter out ...
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Can running a script while logged in compromise my facebook password?

In websites related to facebook malware analysis and information, we often see messages to the effect of if you have run this facebook app then your account has been compromised, or if you went to ...
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Can location.pathname lead to XSS?

<div id="cat"></div> <script> $("#cat").html(location.pathname); </script> I think that example would work, but anyway, if location.pathname has to be a valid page, can this ...
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How can I bypass double quotes in a attribute based xss attack

The code that I have is: <input type="text" name="some_name" value="<?php echo CHtml::encode($str); ?>" /> $str is the input data. 'CHtml::encode()' is Yii's way of encoding special ...
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OWASP Zap proxy Fuzz XSS pentest against REST API

I am looking to PEN test my application against XSS attacks. The application is a REST API... As such when you POST some JSON to /cart/add to see the result of that attack you would need to GET ...
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Flash cookie and man-in-the-middle

I am using the Scala Play web framework. In it, there is a PLAY_FLASH cookie used to flash messages to the user (it's a cookie so it will still work after several redirects). I put HTML in the cookie ...
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<,>,/ etc symbols are getting escaped while trying for xss,anyother alternatives for these symbols to carry out the attack successfully?

Symbols like >, <, / etc are getting escaped any alternative to carry out the xss attack ? most of the websites are having xss filters
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What is Reflected XSS?

Fed up with the following definition. Reflected attacks are those where the injected script is reflected off the web server, such as in an error message, search result, or any other response that ...
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can Veracode be taught to accept mitigations that it does not yet recognize

Veracode (http://www.veracode.com/) has certain parameter encoding libraries that it trusts. Others are labeled as flaws. If I'm satisfied with another method of parameter encoding that is meant to ...
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Security issues in “Remember Me” function code example

I'm a beginner, and these may be very obvious for you, but I'm trying to understand if there are security issues with this example. Today on Stack Overflow, I saw the following post: PHP Sessions ...
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How the address bar manage the XSS?

I was playing with OWASP Mutillidae II and in one page I've found one vulnerability. In the address bar I've wrote something like : ...
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Exploiting XSS with window.name without iFrame

I know XSS is possible if the window.name is echoed onto the page, but from my understanding, this requires you to use an iFrame, but what if the page has clickjacking protection, stopping the page ...
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Could I XSS a page that filters &,",< and > characters and has Content-Type set to UTF-8?

I am trying to pentest a dummy website that has a form with a TEXTAREA input on one page. When the form is submitted, the contents of the form are displayed on a second page. However, the second page ...
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XSS Technique - & JavaScript Include

I was looking through the OWASP XSS Filter Evasion Cheat Sheet, and there was one technique that was completely new to me: & JavaScript includes <BR SIZE="&{alert('XSS')}"> I ...
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DOM Based XSS attacks: what is the most dangerous example?

I knew that XSS attacks (“non-persistent” and “persistent”) can hijack user session, deface websites, conduct phishing attack, etc. However, I can't understand what is dangerous of DOM Based XSS if ...
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Session Fixation - Setting path to root without /

I have found an XSS vulnerability on the subdomain of a site I am testing, and using it I can set cookies for both the main site and all it's subdomains. My url currently looks like this: ...
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XSS attack remediation in older technologies

My application is vulnerable to XSS attack. Technology used in the application are Servlet 2.2, JSP 1.1, Jdk 1.3, WAS 4.0. I wanted to remediate XSS vulnerability with migration of technology or ...
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Flash Objects SWF security (ExternalInterface.call)

I am performing a penetration test against a website that uses Flash. I found this piece of code: url = ExternalInterface.call("window.document.location.href.toString") as String; How it can be ...
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What can we do with non persistent XSS vulnerabilities?

Sorry for this stupid question but i'm thinking about what an attacker can do with a non persistent XSS attack on a website? An attacker can try to phish me with a malicious url, steal my cookies or ...
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Content sniffing XSS attack?

As a part of work, I've come across content sniffing, and i understand web apps can be vulnerable to xss because of it. There is another post, regarding content sniffing and xss, but didnt quite ...
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An XSS attack is working on Firefox but not on Chrome..Suggest changes to make it work on Chrome

I am able to inject this: http://domain.com/search/songs/<img src='alert(document.cookie)' onerror='alert(document.cookie)'> to the page HTML. The onerror event is giving me the cookie on my ...
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Is it safe to call an untrusted service with jquery.ajax and dataType 'jsonp'

From what I understand, the JSON-P technique generates a script tag into the DOM of an HTML page to get across the single-origin restrictions imposed on the XMLHttpRequest JavaScript API for AJAX ...
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javascript:alert(“test”); command does not work

Hello! As I have done before and also have read in many web sites, that just simply writing: javascript:alert(document.cookie); should work on any web page. But now, I was not able to execute it. I ...
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Software for web hacking? [closed]

I want to learn sql injection, xss and other web attacks. I am new to all this, just a beginner. I want to know which software to use. Can I use Windows for these attacks ...
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PHP: if charset mismatches (htmlentities UTF-8) viewed by client as ISO-8859-1 (or vice versa)

Short Question: Question: Could any security vulnerabilities arise if a server runs htmlentities as UTF-8 but the client views the results as ISO-8859-1? Assumption: No vulnerabilities exist when ...
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XSS with input in onclick attribute

If I have... <table onclick="texttexttexttextUSERINPUTHERE"></table> Would XSS be possible? I mean with > and " filtered out. I know if there wasn't text behind the user input, you could ...
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trying to xss a site [closed]

http://XXX/?subscribe_message=%3Cscript%3Ealert(/zzz/);%3C/script%3E Why doesn't that popup with a /zzz/ alert? When I do javascript:alert(/zzz/); in the address bar it does so why not when I do it ...
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Perform XSS on a link where image path is passed in querystring

I have a page on my website like this : domain.com?img=test.jpeg And on the page, the javascript written is: var imgPath = getQuerystring('img'); $("#img").attr('src','/Images/' + imgPath); I was ...
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XSS - history stealing

I am little confused about this matter. By simply writing a JavaScript code we can go through our browser history and identify visited links. It is fine. But how an attacker use this to identify a ...
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Learning XSS: Why is my javascript ignored?

<a href='mailto:</a><script>/*'></a><script>/*</a>: <br> <hr> <a href='mailto:*/location.href=/*'>*/location.href=/*</a>: <br> ...
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Why are scripts injected through innerHTML not executed whilst onerror and other on<event> attributes on elements are? - Google XSS Challenge 2

SPOILER ALERT : Do not continue if you do not want to be spoiled I am currently doing the Google XSS Challenge Level 2 . I am injecting XSS code that is inserted into the document using ...
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Bypass cookie validation

I have discovered that a web application allows the setting of certain cookie values through request parameters. Each request param results in a separate Set-Cookie header. i.e. a request like this: ...
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Is this an XSS vulnerability?

My company recently had a security assessment done on our website and we had a XSS vulnerability reported. Below are the details of the reported vulnerability: If a user hits a URL like the one ...
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Understanding Same origin policy

I am trying to understand same origin policy better. From what I understand same origin policy restricts code from one "origin" not access data from another "origin". What I am trying to understand is ...
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How did the Tweetdeck XSS Vulnerability work

How exactly did the recent TweetDeck vulnerability work? It says here that it had something to do with the HTML heart character but I don't fully understand what the explanation means. From the link : ...