[XML-DEV Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: Malicious documents? (WAS: Interesting mailing list & a ra

Re:  Malicious documents? (WAS: Interesting mailing list & a ra
David Megginson had a nice piece to this effect a few years ago:

"When XML Turns Ugly"

This was pre-schema, and still largely client-oriented, but has a lot of 
interesting pieces on the dangers of XML processing.

At 11:24 AM 6/8/2002 +0100, Miles Sabin wrote:
>Yes it is, but it's now pretty widely understood that HTML (with or
>without embedded scripts or objects) can be dangerous on the client.
>I don't think there's the same understanding of vulnerabilities on the
>server side: if you POST and HTML document to a server you wouldn't
>normally expect it to attempt to retrieve images or execute embedded
>scripts or objects. OTOH, with an XML POST to a validating XML
>processor, retrieval of referenced external enities is precisely what's
>going to happen in many cases.

Simon St.Laurent
"Every day in every way I'm getting better and better." - Emile Coue


Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3

Stylus Studio has published XML-DEV in RSS and ATOM formats, enabling users to easily subcribe to the list from their preferred news reader application.

Stylus Studio Sponsored Links are added links designed to provide related and additional information to the visitors of this website. they were not included by the author in the initial post. To view the content without the Sponsor Links please click here.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.