NAME

HTML::Scrubber::StripScripts - strip scripting from HTML

SYNOPSIS

   use HTML::Scrubber::StripScripts;

   my $hss = HTML::Scrubber::StripScripts->new(
      Allow_src      => 1,
      Allow_href     => 1,
      Allow_a_mailto => 1,
      Whole_document => 1,
      Block_tags     => ['hr'],
   );

   my $clean_html = $hss->scrub($dirty_html);

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a preworked configuration for HTML::Scrubber, configuring it to leave as much non-scripting markup in place as possible while being certain to eliminate all scripting constructs. This allows web applications to display HTML originating from an untrusted source without introducing XSS (cross site scripting) vulnerabilities.

CONSTRUCTORS

new ( CONFIG )

Returns a new HTML::Scrubber object, configured with a filtering policy based on a whitelist of XSS-free tags and attributes. If present, the CONFIG parameter must be a hashref. The following keys are recognized (unrecognized keys will be silently ignored).

Allow_src

By default, the scrubber won't be configured to allow constructs that cause the browser to fetch things automatically, such as SRC attributes in IMG tags. If this option is present and true then those constructs will be allowed.

Allow_href

By default, the scrubber won't be configured to allow constructs that cause the browser to fetch things if the user clicks on something, such as the HREF attribute in A tags. Set this option to a true value to allow this type of construct.

Allow_a_mailto

By default, the scrubber won't be configured to allow MAILTO: URLs in HREF attributes in A tags. Set this option to a true value to allow them. Ignored unless Allow_href is true.

Whole_document

By default, the scrubber will be configured to deal with a snippet of HTML to be placed inside another document after scrubbing, and won't allow head and body tags and so on.

Set this option to a true value if an entire HTML document is being scrubbed.

Block_tags

If present, this must be an array ref holding a list of lower case tag names. These tags will be removed from the allowed list.

For example, a guestbook CGI that uses HR tags to separate posts might wish to disallow the HR tag in posts, even though HR presents no XSS hazard.

BUGS

  • All scripting is safely removed, but no attempt is made to ensure that there is a matching end tag for each start tag. That could be a problem if the scrubbed HTML is to be inserted into a larger HTML document, since FONT tags and so on could be maliciously left open.

    If that's a big problem for you, consider using the more heavyweight (and probably much slower) HTML::StripScripts module instead.

SEE ALSO

HTML::Scrubber, HTML::StripScripts

AUTHOR

Nick Cleaton <nick@cleaton.net>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2003 Nick Cleaton. All Rights Reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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