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Re: Origin enables XSS to escalate to XSRF (was: security issue with XMLHttpRequest API compatibility)

From: Mark S. Miller <erights@google.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2009 18:24:09 -0700
Message-ID: <4d2fac900906071824y246e905cidbf651cc08f6668@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 4:29 PM, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com> wrote:
> Right, but once the attacker has XSSed site A, the attacker learns the
> secret token necessary to issue the next request in the chain to site
> A regardless of the method.

Recall that this is in response to

On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 2:53 PM, Mark S. Miller <erights@google.com> wrote:

> If servers at A don't freely hand out such tokens in response to guessable
> GET requests,

So, if servers at A don't do this, how does the attacker, having XSSes site
A, learn the secret token necessary to issue the next request?

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