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Beating Trivial Server Side Filters With WebKit

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I've just started reading an awesome book and I thought I'd share some of my findings with you. I'll share the title of the book at the end of the post, and I must say its a must read for anyone trying to master XSS attacks.

That being said lets get down to business
Browser LanguagesLost in translation Quick question what languages does your browser parse or "recognize" for you language theorists and computer scientists out there? Did you answer HTML,HMTL+,HTML2.0,XHTML,JavaScript,VBScript,etc? Well then, you are supposed to be right, but in strict terms this is not entirely true! If the set of languages B---which is commonly understood as the browser language---is the set of languages containing HMTL,XHTML,JavaScript,etc. only then this not the language your browser recognizes. Your browser actually recognizes a lot more, in the case of WebKit browsers---especially Chrome, which is what I based my research on here---HTML*---including all HTML versions---is actua…

WebKit XSSAuditor : The XSS catalyst

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---Google:"Chrome 18 anti XSS bypass" and feel lucky ;) A while ago I released a bypass for the webkit XSSAuditor in Chrome, I thought I'd honor it with a blog post and discuss another danger the XSSAuditor presents to web application security. This 'danger' of XSS filters has been published in a very popular paper---http://www.collinjackson.com/research/xssauditor.pdf--- about some XSS filters. What I'm doing here is demonstrating whats described. XSSAuditor is part of WebKit's HTML parser and exists to try and mitigate reflected XSS attacks. Unfortunately because of how the auditor operates it can often have quite the opposite effect! In this post I'll explain the situations where XSSAuditor can actually have the adverse effect on a web application's protection against XSS attacks.

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