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script injected inside value attribute of input tag during security scan - does it really matter?

Joshua Antony
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Joined: Jun 05, 2006
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Hi All,

While running security scan for an application, we got error like The test successfully embedded a script in the response, which will be executed once the user activates the OnMouseOver function However, in the response we can see that the script embedded looks like


I cannot see any security threat here, do we need to worry about this? since we already have a filter which filters out < > symbols , thus <script> can never be injected.
Please provide your valuable suggestions.



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