Re: [UMP] Server opt-in

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Tyler Close <> wrote:
> The confidentiality of a resource can be compromised by a CSRF
> vulnerability in a legitimate client.

Can you define what you mean by CSRF?  I think we must have different
ideas about what the term means because I don't understand that

For reference, here's a definition of CSRF that I wrote in 2008:

"In a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attack, the attacker disrupts
the integrity of the userís session with a web site by injecting
network requests via the userís browser."

Here's how Wikipedia defines CSRF:

"Cross-site request forgery, also known as a one-click attack or
session riding and abbreviated as CSRF ("sea-surf"[1]) or XSRF, is a
type of malicious exploit of a website whereby unauthorized commands
are transmitted from a user that the website trusts."

In particular, both of these definitions talk about integrity
violations on the server.  You seem to be talking about a
confidentiality issues on the client.


Received on Thursday, 14 January 2010 19:44:12 UTC