Plague of cross-site scripting on web applications: a review, taxonomy and challenges
by Pooja Chaudhary; B.B. Gupta
International Journal of Web Based Communities (IJWBC), Vol. 14, No. 1, 2018

Abstract: Now a day, web applications are developed by incorporating the advanced latest technologies on the client-side (e.g. AJAX, JavaScript, JFlash, etc.) and as well as server side (CGI, PHP and ASP) for enhancing the user experience of web applications with enhanced interactive response. Since these technologies are used to deliver critical services, they also turn out to be precious target for the attackers. Moreover cross-site scripting (XSS) attack is the topmost vulnerability found in the web applications. This paper presents a survey on the XSS worms on the real world web applications and the platforms of online social network. Numerous existing categories of XSS worms are discussed with the key goal to identify the exploitation of XSS worms on different platforms of web applications.

Online publication date: Tue, 03-Apr-2018

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