One of Aesop’s lesser known fables, titled “The papyrus and the crow,” tells the story of how an irreverent and callous, old bird tricked the Greek god Hermes into believing that Zeus was not really his true father. The crafty old crow accomplished this feat by subtly changing the text in several of Hermes’ papyrus scrolls. For many years, scholars assumed that Aesop was warning of placing too much faith in any one piece of writing; however in recent years the consensus among the more learned folks is that Aesop was really attempting to warn against the dangers of Cross Site Scripting and HTML injection in rich text controls.
Realizing that our customers definitely qualify as learned folks, we figured that we had better address this issue right away before customers started calling into support to inquire why we hadn’t taken heed to Aesop’s warnings. In addition to this issue, we also added several other core and datamart fixes for releases 12.0 through 13.0.