XSSDS: Server-Side Detection of Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

  title={XSSDS: Server-Side Detection of Cross-Site Scripting Attacks},
  author={Martin Johns and Bj{\"o}rn Engelmann and Joachim Posegga},
  journal={2008 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC)},
Cross-site scripting (XSS) has emerged to one of the most prevalent type of security vulnerabilities. While the reason for the vulnerability primarily lies on the server-side, the actual exploitation is within the victim's Web browser on the client-side. Therefore, an operator of a Web application has only very limited evidence of XSS issues. In this paper, we propose a passive detection system to identify successful XSS attacks. Based on a prototypical implementation, we examine our approach's… CONTINUE READING
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