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From "Pascal Schumacher (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (TEXT-42) [XSS] Possible attacks through StringEscapeUtils.escapeEcmaScript?
Date Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:41:58 GMT


Pascal Schumacher commented on TEXT-42:

Issue moved from commons-lang to commons-text, because WordUtils was ported to commons-text
and and the commons-lang version will soon be deprecated.

> [XSS] Possible attacks through StringEscapeUtils.escapeEcmaScript?
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: TEXT-42
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Text
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Andy Reek
>              Labels: XSS
> org.apache.commons.lang3.StringEscapeUtils.escapeEcmaScript does the escape via a prefixed
'\' on all characters which must be escaped. I am not sure if this is really secure, if am
looking at the comments on
They say it is possible to do an attack by escape the escape. I tested this with the string
'\"' and the output was '\\\"'. Is this really ecma-/java-script secure? Or is it better to
use the implementation used by OWASP?

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