XSLT Injection Attack

Anandhu Krishnan
Published on
14 May 2024


By manipulating XSL transformations, an attacker may be able to extract sensitive information or execute malicious code. This vulnerability can lead to arbitrary code execution, file read and write, or system information disclosure.


Implement robust input validation and sanitization mechanisms to prevent unexpected data from being injected into your XSLT transformations.

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Anandhu Krishnan
Anandhu Krishnan
Lead Engineer
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