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The recent chat feature that was added recently has a XSS flaw in it. For testing purpose, I created a chat room called <b>123</b> and as you can see in the screenshot below, the <b> tags weren't escaped.

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You should probably illustrate the importance of this bug by making a chat room that causes people on meta to automatically upvote this post – Michael Mrozek Oct 11 '10 at 16:09
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Nice catch. I guess someone owes you a beer next time you meet in The Tavern<script>alert('General')</script>.

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