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RE: [WARP] Comments to WARP spec

From: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 09:44:48 +0100
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
CC: WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FAA1D89C5BAF1142A74AF116630A9F2C28942D7576@OBEEX01.obe.access-company.com>
Hi Robin,

Great thanks for the descriptive example!

At first I thought that it all depends on the trust model.
The security issue in your example results from the eval that is contained in the html within a widget. So we could assume that if the widget is signed we could somehow rely on its content. Then the evil eval would maybe not be used (at least not in the context you quote).
So we could have the simple distinction between executable content (js, html) and non-executable content (img, css [until scripts come there] ).

However, since some images can also be executed, the distinction is de-facto void.
Therefore it seems the use case is not doable, because we probably do not want to overload the implementations with [SNIFF] algorithms.


Marcin Hanclik
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-----Original Message-----
From: Robin Berjon [mailto:robin@berjon.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:37 PM
To: Marcin Hanclik
Cc: WebApps WG
Subject: Re: [WARP] Comments to WARP spec

Hi Marcin,

On Nov 18, 2009, at 14:37 , Marcin Hanclik wrote:
>>> One could request an
>>> image that is redirected to http://address/of/image?put+a+complete+script+here
>>> and then evaluate the query.
> Ok, but then it will still be processed as image and will result in an invalid image, I think.

Not so. Consider the following piece of Perl:

print "Location: img.png?alert('I am evil!')\n\n";

And the following HTML:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<iframe src='img.pl' id='pl'></iframe>
  window.onload = function () {

This produces the expected alert. No script was ever exchanged, and I get the image to display perfectly fine.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/


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