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Improve input field sanitization in oik admin pages #125

bobbingwide opened this Issue Mar 5, 2019 · 0 comments


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bobbingwide commented Mar 5, 2019

In the oik admin pages it's possible for an unscrupulous user to create cross site scripting ( XSS ) issues.
This can be demonstrated by pasting the following into the input fields.

"><script>alert( "XSS")</script>

It's not something a normal admin person would do, but we should try to prevent it anyway.

Functions to use to perform validation include sanitize_text_field(), sanitize_key(), sanitize_email() and esc_url_raw()

Note: Inadvertent entry of "> alone may be enough to cause display problems which cannot be corrected.

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