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Re: [XHR2] Upload progress events and simple cross-origin requests

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 07:29:34 +0000 (UTC)
To: Alexey Proskuryakov <ap@webkit.org>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0903190727590.2690@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 19 Mar 2009, Alexey Proskuryakov wrote:
>
> In fact, it seems very likely that even timing of preflight requests 
> makes port scans possible, but I don't have any data to support this 
> theory.

Port scans are already possible with unscripted HTML using <img> elements 
and <meta http-equiv="refresh">, and are certainly already possible with 
<img> elements and onload=""/onerror="" events. We lost this particular 
battle a decade and a half ago when nobody was looking.

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