I am testing a web application where the server accepts special characters like @#$*, but when I insert double / single quotes, the server HTML encodes it.


is the output from the server.

How can I bypass this HTML encoding?

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  • The question is not clear, and needs revision. You can use markup formatting. – dark_st3alth Jan 10 '17 at 4:57
  • i am getting a reflection point in the Application where it is accepting special characters @#$, but not accepting single quotes and double quotes. – white hats Jan 11 '17 at 6:52
  • How can i by pass the server validation to execute cross-site-scripting. – white hats Jan 11 '17 at 6:53

If you want to exploit XSS, you need to be able to inject HTML into the page. If the < and > characters are escaped, it is not possible to inject a tag. If the " and ' characters are esacped, it is not possible to inject an attribute. So it seems the page you are testing is safe from XSS.

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    ...unless it injects data directly into (some parts of) a script tag or an unquoted attribute. – Anders Jan 10 '17 at 8:35

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