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Re: recent 'cross site scripting' CERT advisory
From: greg () NEST CX (Gregory Steuck)
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 23:52:07 -0800
"Henri" == Henri Torgemane <metal_hurlant () YAHOO COM> writes:
Henri> But if it is done right (i.e.: you're explicitely specifying
Henri> which files don't need a REFERRER check, rather than trying
Henri> to keep a list of every script that needs it), I believe it
Henri> can provide instant CSS protection without having to audit
Henri> all these server scripts right away.
While we are at it, let's not forget that Referer is a privacy breach on
it own. And those who use junkbuster never send referer headers. So be
careful when recommending referer as a remedy, it might hit security
P.S. Yeah, one can configure junkbuster to send referer header to certain
sites but it's a hassle.
- Re: recent 'cross site scripting' CERT advisory Gregory Steuck (Feb 09)