[GeoNode-users] Cross-site scripting test - Security related - Issue

Alessio Fabiani alessio.fabiani at geo-solutions.it
Mon Oct 1 09:06:58 PDT 2018

Dear Naresh,
I have crafted a PR which mitigates the issue you reported here


Please take a look if it does match your needs.

Alessio Fabiani.

Il giorno lun 1 ott 2018 alle ore 08:44 Naresh N <naresh919 at gmail.com> ha

> Dear All,
> We have used GeoNode for development of our portal SUVIDHA.   As a part of
> security  we have changed the parameter value * 'limit' *in following url
> to verify  c*ross- site scripting  attack.*
> *Requested URL:*
> http://bhuvan-suvidha.nrsc.gov.in/api/base/?limit=10&offset=0&title__icontains=&
> *limit=10'%22()%26%25<acx><ScRiPt%20>promp*
> *t(971923)</ScRiPt>*
> &offset=0&title__icontains=e&type__in=raster&undefined=undefined
> *Response for above URL:*
>  {"error": "Invalid limit '10'\"()&%<acx><ScRiPt
> >prompt(971923)</ScRiPt>' provided. Please provide a positive integer."}
> Although it is not accepted wrongly given input, but error message
> contains user given input in given format. As per cross site scripting when
> ever any meta characters( Special Characters) appears in url, *the
> application should encode the special characters. Since response not
> contained encoded user **given** input,So The given request treated as
> security alert for **cross-site** scripting attack*
> Please help me how to make all GET Request parameters to encode before
> proceeding further steps
> Is that any setting is available for making all the requested GET
> parameters to encode in GeoNode /Django?
> Thanks&Regards,
> Naresh
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