XSS in cgit

Jason A. Donenfeld Jason at zx2c4.com
Fri Jan 15 16:18:59 CET 2016

Hi Michael,

Care to enlighten us what the use case behind 42effc9 [1] was?


[1] http://git.zx2c4.com/cgit/commit/?id=42effc939090b2fbf1b2b76cd1d9c30fabcd230e

On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 12:34 PM, Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason at zx2c4.com> wrote:
> On Jan 13, 2016 9:11 PM, "Eric Wong" <normalperson at yhbt.net> wrote:
>> "Jason A. Donenfeld" <Jason at zx2c4.com> wrote:
>> > Given all this, could somebody remind me why we have both /plain and
>> > /blob handlers? And if it's still necessary to maintain a distinction?
>> > If not, I will gladly accept patches to unify these.
>> IIRC, the main difference was blob allows serving tree objects
>> as-is in binary form while plain generates an HTML directory listing.
> Thanks, this is what I thought, which leads me to the more relevant
> question:
> Given that the /blob handler returns binary directory data, it must conform
> to a particular API in order to be useful. Was the recently removed
> /blob/?mimetype= query string parameter part of such an API? Have we maimed
> something useful?

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