BOM inside tokens

Waldemar Horwat waldemar at
Tue Jul 15 17:40:37 PDT 2008

Igor Bukanov wrote:
> It seems the current IE7/IE8 behavior is to allow Cf only in srtring
> and regexp literals and to allow BOM only in string/regexps or at the
> beginning of the source,

Precisely what does "in string and regexp literals" mean?  The exact interpretation of this phrase is the core source of the aforementioned security holes.

Folks have exploited putting special characters right after a backslash to break out of whitelisted literals and execute arbitrary code from JSON; a few months ago I demonstrated such an attack.  Regular expressions offer even more opportunities for this kind of mischief.


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