Step 1: Identify the Affected Code
Here is an example of how to set a Content Security Policy header in PHP:
header("Content-Security-Policy: script-src 'self' trusteddomain.com;");
Step 3: Sanitize User Input
Another way that attackers can exploit this vulnerability is by injecting malicious code into user input fields, such as search boxes or comment forms. To prevent this, you should always sanitize user input and validate it before allowing it to be processed.
To sanitize user input, you can use a library or a framework that provides input validation and filtering. For example, in PHP, you can use the filter_var function to sanitize user input:
$username = filter_var($_POST['username'], FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING);
This code filters out any non-alphanumeric characters from the username input to prevent script injection attacks.
Step 4: Use Content Security Policy
To use CSP, you need to set the appropriate headers in your web server or application code. Here is an example of how to set a CSP header in PHP:
header("Content-Security-Policy: script-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' trusteddomain.com;");
Step 5: Keep Software Up-to-Date
Finally, it is important to keep all software used in your web application up-to-date. This includes the web server, application server, and any third-party libraries or frameworks that you are using.
New vulnerabilities are discovered all the time, and keeping your software up-to-date ensures that any security patches are applied as soon as they are available.
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