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2017-08-16 | Unit 42, DOM based XSS, and ReactJS script injection flaws
Wednesday, August 16
Happy hump day :)
Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 believes that North-Korea linked groups are making new attacks on U.S. Military Contractors. See: The Blockbuster Saga Continues
DOM Based XSS In mercantile.wordpress.org [15 upvotes] - $250 bounty for this report to WordPress by @pabster. Always nice to see that “bonus” bounty.
[parcel.grab.com] DOM XSS at /assets/bower_components/lodash/perf/ [8 upvotes] - $200 bounty for this report to Grab Taxi by @vagg-a-bond. Great usage of the CVSS calculator (and paying close attention to the company’s security policy). Well done!
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As it turns out, ReactJS is quite safe by design as long as it is used the way it’s meant to be used. For example, string variables in views are escaped automatically. However, as with all good things in life, it’s not impossible to mess things up. Script injection issues can result from bad programming practices…
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