XSL Stylesheet Security Update

Description: Properly encoding admin messages

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If you have an XSL file that is based off the default.xsl provided in versions prior to 22.7.0 then messages that may be useful for the administrator to debug query problems were put in HTML comments, however a crafted bad query could break out of the comment causing HTML injection or cross-site scripting concerns.

To fix the code you will need to edit the XSL file for the profile, replacing the section that looks like:

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<xsl:otherwise>
     <!-- not admin-mode, put the admin message in a
      HTML comment -->
   <xsl:comment><xsl:value-of select="concat(' ', @code,
      ' ',@script, ':', @line,
      ': ', .)"/></xsl:comment>
</xsl:otherwise>
with

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<xsl:otherwise>
   <!-- not admin-mode, put the admin message in a hidden span.  <xsl:comment> doesn't escape  -->
   <span style="display: none">
     <xsl:value-of select="concat('admin message: ', @code, ' ',@script, ':', @line, ': ', .)"/>
   </span>
</xsl:otherwise>


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