Attacks on JavaScript Mashup Communication

  title={Attacks on JavaScript Mashup Communication},
  author={Adam Barth and William Li},
In a mashup, two principals wish to communicate without ceding complete control to each other. In this paper, we analyze whether existing and proposed JavaScript mashup communication mechanisms have this security property. We show that a failure to account for details of JavaScript often lets one communicant completely compromise the other. We illustrate these vulnerabilities with proof-of-concept privilege escalation attacks. Based on our analysis, we recommend that mashup communication… CONTINUE READING
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