GitLab not affected by Redcarpet XSS vulnerability

Douwe Maan ·
Apr 9, 2015 · less than 1 minute · Leave a comment

Two days ago, Daniel LeCheminant released a blog post describing a potential cross-site scripting vulnerability in the Redcarpet Markdown library. GitLab is not affected by this vulnerability.


The vulnerability affects applications that send the HTML that is output by the Redcarpet Markdown library directly to the user's browser. GitLab takes the output through an extra step of HTML sanitization, which strips out potentially dangerous code, like onclick attributes that can execute JavaScript.

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