[whatwg] <object> behavior
bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Fri Oct 16 14:48:30 PDT 2009
On 10/16/09 4:12 PM, Ben Laurie wrote:
> I realise this is only one of dozens of ways that HTML is unfriendly
> to security, but, well, this seems like a bad idea - if the page
> thinks it is embedding, say, some flash, it seems like a pretty bad
> idea to allow the (possibly untrusted) site providing the "flash" to
> run whatever it wants in its place.
This cuts both ways. If a site allows me to upload images and I upload
an HTML file with some script in it and tell it it's a GIF (e.g. via the
name) an then put an <object type="text/html"
data="http://this.other.site/my.gif"> on my site... then I just
injected script into a different domain if we let @type override the
This is, imo, a much bigger problem than that of people embedding
content from an untrusted site and getting content X instead of content
Y, especially because content X can't actually access the page that
contains it, right?
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