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Re: HTML Imports and CSP

From: Mike West <mkwst@google.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 18:53:02 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKXHy=dbPpKDmjvDcuujs8n4iM+SOttKtbjO4tckLBaryieiOg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com>
Cc: Devdatta Akhawe <dev.akhawe@gmail.com>, Brad Hill <hillbrad@gmail.com>, Joel Weinberger <jww@google.com>, Justin Schuh <jschuh@google.com>, Nathan Sobo <nathan@github.com>, Justin Fagnani <justinfagnani@google.com>, "public-webappsec@w3.org" <public-webappsec@w3.org>
On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 5:43 PM, Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 1:39 PM, Mike West <mkwst@google.com> wrote:
>>
>>> After thinking about this a bit more over the holidays, I think I'm more
>>> in agreement with you than I thought, Dev. :)
>>>
>>> What do you think about this:
>>>
>>> 1. Move imports to `import-src` (we'll need to measure usage in Chrome,
>>> but assuming this is mostly an extension thing at this point, it should be
>>> doable).
>>>
>>> 2. Give imports their own policy (that is, no longer inherit from the
>>> containing document) like Workers and frames, which would enable them to
>>> either whitelist `unsafe-inline` themselves, or use nonces/hashes whatever.
>>>
>>
> This seems encouraging. What is the bottom line for developers using CSP?
> What is the least that they need to do in order to make HTML Imports usable?
>

The very least? Nothing at all. No CSP, no problem, right?

The least they should do to maintain the security invariants they had
before is add an `imports-src` directive to their policy that allows
Imports from a set of sources. We'd almost certainly want to change Chrome
extension/app's default CSP to include such a directive.

Maybe `import-src` would even default to `script-src`, in the same way (the
deprecated) `frame-src` defaults to `child-src` (which defaults to
`default-src`)? We've avoided these chains in the past, but it might make
sense here, as Imports can and do execute script, and the vast majority of
sites wouldn't know that they should think about restricting them.

-mike

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