Wednesday, July 29, 2009

strip_tags function for php

php provide a function named strip_tags(string str[,array allowable_tags]). we can strip html tags using this function. But this is function is not safe totally as the allowable_tags parameter will can those tags that will not be stripped off. So, we can totally rely on strip_tags for input filtering and output escaping. Let's the zend mock question for php 5 certification.

Question: When using a function such as strip_tags, are markup-based attacks still possible?


1. No, HTML does not pose any security risks
2. Yes, even a

HTML tag is a security risk
3. Yes, attributes of allowed tags are ignored
strip_tags does not strip allowable tags.
4. No, strip_tags will prevent any markup-based attack
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