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Re: [suborigins] The origin relationship to suborigins

From: Joel Weinberger <jww@chromium.org>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 22:25:26 +0000
Message-ID: <CAHQV2KnZvmEnf-SeTU8zOQAOvtaE_dHLMCQQx7XWZu9a48tZ1A@mail.gmail.com>
To: chloe <chloe@chloe.re>, public-webappsec@w3.org, dev.akhawe@gmail.com
Hi, and thanks for the comments! Your graph *should* be incorrect, although
it's always possible we're getting something wrong. The SOP should be
applied symmetrically to execution contexts that have a Suborigin and those
that don't, so the green arrows should be red in your example.

If you think there's a specific bug in the spec so far, we'd love to hear
more about it. It would be great if you can file a bug at

On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 5:35 AM chloe <chloe@chloe.re> wrote:

> As stated in the ED [0], suborigins are another way of constructing
> origins. I think the draft fails to clarify the complete relationship.
> As an example: if XSS is found on example.com without any suborigin
> namespace, will an attacker have the possibility to execute Javascript
> within a suborigin namespace, for instance /foo/ that sends the response
> header 'suborigin: foo'?
> I drew a simple SOP relationship chart and hopefully that clarifies how
> I think the relationship works. This image is attached. Red arrows means
> that SOP is denying access. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
> Thanks.
> [0] https://w3c.github.io/webappsec-suborigins/#suborigins-vs-origins
Received on Tuesday, 6 September 2016 22:26:05 UTC

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