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CRV2 ContextEncJscriptParams

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Untrusted data, if being placed inside a Javascript function/code requires validation. Unvalidated data may break out of the data context and wind up being executed in the code context on a users browser.

Examples of exploitation points (sinks) which are worth reviewing for:

    <script>var currentValue='UNTRUSTED DATA';</script> 
    <script>someFunction('UNTRUSTED DATA');</script> 
    attack: ');/* BAD STUFF */

Potential solutions:

OWASP HTML sanatiser Project
OWASP JSON Sanitizer Project

ESAPI javascript escaping can be call in this manner:

    String safe = ESAPI.encoder().encodeForJavaScript( request.getParameter( "input" ) );