Microsoft ASP.NET ValidateRequest Filters Bypass
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58601
SynopsisThe web application framework used on the remote host may be
susceptible to cross-site scripting attacks.
DescriptionAccording to the HTTP headers received from the remote host, the web
server is configured to use the ASP.NET framework.
This framework includes the ValidateRequest feature, which is used by
ASP.NET web applications to filter user input in an attempt to prevent
cross-site scripting attacks. However, this set of filters can be
bypassed if it is the sole mechanism used for protection by a web
SolutionDetermine if any ASP.NET web applications solely rely on the
ValidateRequest feature, and use additional protections if necessary.