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RE: #include file tag in HTML: possible issues?
From: "Giuseppe DELL'ERBA" <giuseppe.dellerba () st com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 11:46:09 +0100

More details for your feedbacks: the application creates HTML pages, on URL
basis, using templates. The content aggregation logic is based on JSP. The
application will retrieve these templates and, using TAGLIB technology, will
substitute the TAGLIB with the dynamic content and metadata. The idea is to
add the #include file tag in the new templates. The contents and the
templates come from company internal resources.

Thanks
Peppe

-----Original Message-----
From: pg_vlad () hotmail com [mailto:pg_vlad () hotmail com] 
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 10:27 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: #include file tag in HTML: possible issues?


This doesn't sound like a good practice from any standpoint. What language
are we talking about here? Interpreted, or compiled? I think the chances of
a malicious #include insertion could be lessened in a compiled application,
it would be possible to do so from an interpreted application as well,
though I personally would avoid this type behaviour at all costs. I think
the time needed to redeploy the new #include would offset a malicious use of
it and then trying to play cleanup.

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