[Full-disclosure] nVidia.com [Url Redirection flaw]
nick at virus-l.demon.co.uk
Thu Mar 26 08:05:28 GMT 2009
Pete Licoln saw fit to write:
> There's a difference between an xss and an url redirection ..
> this post was about an url js based redirection, now it's a Xss, to me
> that's a lot of talk ( and i do contribute ) for an no persistant xss ,
We've seen weirder things used in phish and other scams...
Remember, open redirectors allow remote "brand reputation transfer" (aka
theft) for whatever purpose may suit a third a party. Web app devs and
admins who do not inherently understand that (some 80+% by my estimates)
should not be allowed near any servers on the public Internet. (That
would put Doubleclick, and thereby much of Google, well out of business.)
I can imagine ways the "fake codec" folk could _very_ conveniently use
this to boost their install rates. (If I have to spell this out to
anyone here, they're on the wrong list...)
Now Valdis -- what odds will you give for nVidia fixing this before we
see it being roundly abused?
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