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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: Session creation triggered by XSS/XSRF filter
Date Tue, 30 Jun 2009 17:06:11 GMT
Thanks for the input Donald and Rex. So it sounds like we all agree that 
we should remove the filter from welcome.

Did you want to remove this or would you like me to make the change? 
Did you already create a JIRA for this?


Donald Woods wrote:
> Probably can be removed, since we no longer allow users to install 
> Sample plugins from the welcome page.
> As long as the Login page and everything behind it is protected, we 
> should be okay.
> -Donald
> Joe Bohn wrote:
>> Kevan Miller wrote:
>>> On Jun 30, 2009, at 10:26 AM, Joe Bohn wrote:
>>>> I tried some random URIs and always received a 404 back in my tests.
>>>> This could be a problem with the filter on the welcome application.  
>>>> It currently has a context-root of "/" and the filter is registered 
>>>> with a URL pattern of "/*".
>>> OK, that would explain it... So, is there any reason to run XSS 
>>> filtering on the welcome app?
>> I'm not sure if there is a strong reason to have the filter applied to 
>> the welcome application.  I have this vague recollection of somebody 
>> raising an issue earlier ... but I can't find any reference and after 
>> a quick glance I don't see any obvious exposures.
>> It primarily includes links into our wiki documentation along with a 
>> few other links (such as to the console and to subscribe to the 
>> mailing lists).
>> Perhaps the mail subscription links might present an exposure?
>> Or perhaps on the IRC link?
>> Does anybody have an idea if this is really necessary?  It seems like 
>> overkill to me.
>> Joe

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