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Bug 1128 - [cache:...] considered harmful
[cache:...] considered harmful
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest critical with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this! Hoce...
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-12-18 16:07 UTC by Sam Hocevar
Modified: 2011-03-13 17:46 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Sam Hocevar 2004-12-18 16:07:52 UTC
The [cache:...] construct is used as a shortcut to Google's cache. This can be
useful, but
since the link is not displayed as an external link, the user can be mislead
into clicking
harmful links if he/she does not check the URL in the browser's status bar.

Even worse, [cache:...] can be combined with #REDIRECT and lead the user to
virtually any
page, with the URL appearing totally harmless. The attached URL illustrates
this. Also,
putting things like #REDIRECT [] in a page can also be used
to abuse
Javascript and crash browsers. It can probably be used for phishing.

Proposed fix: remove 'Cache' from maintenance/interwiki.sql .
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2004-12-18 20:48:15 UTC
Nothing wrong with it as in interwiki; the problem is that interwiki redirects aren't currently handled appropriately. They're not 
restricted to local wikis, and have other problems.
Comment 2 Mark A. Hershberger 2011-03-13 17:46:01 UTC
Changing all WONTFIX high priority bugs to lowest priority (no mail should be generated since I turned it off for this.)

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