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Clean input values to prevent XSS vulnerability #4710

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srallen commented Jun 21, 2018

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Fixes issue brought to our attention from an email to the security group. This must be tested in Firefox. I couldn't get the XSS vulnerability to trigger in Chrome.

The example project:

This PR adds sanitation to the value that is saved in the project builder so it prevents this from happening in the future. If you make a new project and try to save "'>'"><sVg/oNLoad=confirm(/xss/)>, it will sanitize the value before saving it. However, I haven't figured out how to stop existing projects with this display name from executing the script.

Required Manual Testing

  • Does the non-logged in home page render correctly?
  • Does the logged in home page render correctly?
  • Does the projects page render correctly?
  • Can you load project home pages?
  • Can you load the classification page?
  • Can you submit a classification?
  • Does talk load correctly?
  • Can you post a talk comment?

Review Checklist

  • Does it work in all major browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari?
  • Does it work on mobile?
  • Can you rm -rf node_modules/ && npm install and app works as expected?
  • If the component is in coffeescript, is it converted to ES6? Is it free of eslint errors? Is the conversion its own commit?
  • Are the tests passing locally and on Travis?


@eatyourgreens eatyourgreens merged commit e56c441 into master Jun 21, 2018

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@eatyourgreens eatyourgreens deleted the fix-xss-vulnerability branch Jun 21, 2018

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