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Topic # 111861 17-Nov-2012 11:45 Send private message

I've noticed while browsing the forum this morning that a few people are having HTML make it into their posts

Examples here and here.  Is there a problem with the editor?

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  Reply # 718699 17-Nov-2012 11:48 Send private message

This only affected posts within a five minutes time window last night, while we switched some code behind the htmlencode/urlencode we use here. This was noted here before.






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  Reply # 718713 17-Nov-2012 11:51 Send private message

Ah right. Sorry didn't realise that was the same root cause. Carry on then!

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  Reply # 718715 17-Nov-2012 11:56 Send private message

Basically I was thinking of the possibility of some malicious user injecting HTML code on the subject of a forum discussion and that not being filtered when added to your friend's timeline. Therefore when looking at the Wall that code could be executed.

I changed the encoding for all fields around and those strange posts happened while the scripts were being changed (kept the same old routine name but with new defaults and added a new routine).

That's pretty much it.




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