Injecting CSP for Fun and Security

  title={Injecting CSP for Fun and Security},
  author={Christoph Kerschbaumer and Sid Stamm and S. Brunthaler},
  • Christoph Kerschbaumer, Sid Stamm, S. Brunthaler
  • Published in ICISSP 2016
  • Computer Science
  • Content Security Policy (CSP) defends against Cross Site Scripting (XSS) by restricting execution of JavaScript to a set of trusted sources listed in the CSP header. A high percentage (90%) of sites among the Alexa top 1,000 that deploy CSP use the keyword Unsafe-inline, which permits all inline scripts to run— including attacker–injected scripts—making CSP ineffective against XSS attacks. We present a system that constructs a CSP policy for web sites by whitelisting only expected content… CONTINUE READING

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