ZF2010-06: Potential XSS or HTML Injection vector in Zend_Json
Zend_Json_Encoder was not taking into account the solidus
character ("/") during encoding, leading to incompatibilities with the
JSON specification, and opening the potential for XSS or HTML injection
attacks when returning HTML within a JSON string.
Zend_Json_Encoder was patched to escape the solidus character
when encoding PHP strings to JSON.
This particular vulnerability only affects those users who are either (a)
Zend_Json_Encoder directly, (b) requesting native encoding
instead of usage of ext/json (e.g., by enabling the static
$useBuiltinEncoderDecoder property of
or (c) on systems where ext/json is unavailable (e.g. RHEL, CentOS). If you
are affected, we strongly recommend upgrading to the latest available Zend
Framework release, or one of the following releases, immediately.
The Zend Framework team thanks the following for working with us to help protect its users:
- Pádraic Brady, who made the initial report and who worked with our team to ensure that the appropriate actions were taken
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- We will patch the current release branch, as well as the immediate prior minor release branch.
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Released Mon, 11 Jan 2010 16:00:00 -0500.