[Full-disclosure] Firefox bookmark cross-domain surfing vulnerability
pdp.gnucitizen at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 22 00:17:42 GMT 2007
michal, is that a feature or a bug? maybe it is not obivous to me what
you are doing but it i feel that it is almost like asking the user to
bookmark a bookmarklet. of course it is a security problem if you
execute untrusted bookmarklet on a page :).
On 2/21/07, Michal Zalewski <lcamtuf at dione.ids.pl> wrote:
> There is an interesting vulnerability in how Firefox handles bookmarks.
> The flaw allows the attacker to steal credentials from commonly used
> browser start sites (for Firefox, Google is the seldom changed default;
> that means exposure of GMail authentication cookies, etc).
> The problem: it is relatively easy to trick a casual user into bookmarking
> a window that does not point to any physical location, but rather, is an
> code placed therein will execute in the context of a currently visited
> webpage. The destination page can then continue to load without the user
> The impact of such a vulnerability isn't devastating, but as mentioned
> earlier, any attention-grabbing webpage can exploit this to silently
> launch attacks against Google, MSN, AOL credentials, etc. In an unlikely
> case the victim is browsing local files or special URLs before following a
> poisoned bookmark, system compromise is possible.
> Thanks to Piotr Szeptynski for bringing up the subject of bookmarks and
> inspiring me to dig into this.
> Self-explanatory demo page:
> This is being tracked as:
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