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Security Risks? Retrieve Product Desc Dynamically From Db In New Window

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#1 nodirtyrockstar

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:36 AM

When a user browses through my client's merchandise, they should be able to click on a product image at any time to retrieve a description, details, and larger image(s), of the product. Given the way the site is constructed, it will require a query to the database, and I would like for it to open in a new window so that the shopper does not lose their place.

I have a general plan for how to accomplish this. Each product will need a dynamically generated link/submit button. It will open in a new window by using the target='_blank' attribute. I can use either post or get to query the product ID which will allow the new script to query the DB and echo the results to the page.

My question is, are there any security risks? This website is generally pretty secure as the only customer input is unsigned integers, and all the get/post requests are validated. Since this is my first cart I just wanted to see if there are any recommended best practices or potential vulnerabilities for which I should plan.

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