eBay Covert Redirect Web Security Bugs Based on Googleads.g.doubleclick.net

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eBay Covert Redirect Vulnerability Based on Googleads.g.doubleclick.net

(1) WebSite:
ebay.com



“eBay Inc. (stylized as ebay, formerly eBay) is an American multinational corporation and e-commerce company, providing consumer to consumer & business to consumer sales services via Internet. It is headquartered in San Jose, California. eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995, and became a notable success story of the dot-com bubble. Today, it is a multi-billion dollar business with operations localized in over thirty countries.

 

The company manages eBay.com, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. In addition to its auction-style sales, the website has since expanded to include “Buy It Now” shopping; shopping by UPC, ISBN, or other kind of SKU (via Half.com); online classified advertisements (via Kijiji or eBay Classifieds); online event ticket trading (via StubHub); online money transfers (via PayPal) and other services.” (Wikipedia)

 



(2) Vulnerability Description:

eBay web application has a computer cyber security problem. Hacker can exploit it by Covert Redirect attacks.

The vulnerability occurs at “ebay.com/rover” page with “&mpre” parameter, i.e.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-67261-24966-0/2?mtid=691&kwid=1&crlp=1_263602&itemid=370825182102&mpre=http://www.google.com

The vulnerability can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Firefox (26.0) in Ubuntu (12.04) and IE (9.0.15) in Windows 7.


 

 

 

(2.1) When a user is redirected from eBay to another site, eBay will check whether the redirected URL belongs to domains in eBay’s whitelist, e.g.
google.com

If this is true, the redirection will be allowed.

 

However, if the URLs in a redirected domain have open URL redirection vulnerabilities themselves, a user could be redirected from eBay to a vulnerable URL in that domain first and later be redirected from this vulnerable site to a malicious site. This is as if being redirected from eBay directly.

 

One of the vulnerable domain is,
http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net (Google’s Ad system)

 

 

 

(2.2) Use one of webpages for the following tests. The webpage address is “http://itinfotech.tumblr.com/“. We can suppose that this webpage is malicious.

 

Vulnerable URL:

POC:

 

 

Poc Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4H-u17Y9ks

 

Blog Detail:
http://securityrelated.blogspot.com/2014/11/ebay-covert-redirect-vulnerability.html



 

 



(3) What is Covert Redirect?

Covert Redirect is a class of security bugs disclosed in May 2014. It is an application that takes a parameter and redirects a user to the parameter value without sufficient validation. This often makes use of Open Redirect and XSS vulnerabilities in third-party applications.

 

Covert Redirect is also related to single sign-on. It is known by its influence on OAuth and OpenID. Hacker may use it to steal users’ sensitive information. Almost all OAuth 2.0 and OpenID providers worldwide are affected. Covert Redirect was found and dubbed by a Mathematics PhD student Wang Jing from School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

After Covert Redirect was published, it is kept in some common databases such as SCIP, OSVDB, Bugtraq, and X-Force. Its scipID is 13185, while OSVDB reference number is 106567. Bugtraq ID: 67196. X-Force reference number is 93031.

 

 

 

Discover and Reporter:
Wang Jing, Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (@justqdjing)
http://tetraph.com/wangjing/

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FC2 Online Web Service Open Redirect (Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards) Cyber Security Vulnerabilities

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FC2 Online Web Service Open Redirect (Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards) Cyber Security Vulnerabilities

 

Domain:
fc2.com

“FC2 (founded July 20, 1999) is a popular Japanese blogging host, the third most popular video hosting service in Japan (after YouTube and Niconico), and a web hosting company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the sixth most popular website in Japan overall (as of January 2014). FC2 is an abbreviation of “Fantastic Kupi-Kupi (クピクピ)”. It is known to allow controversial adult content such as pornography and hate speech (unlike many of its competitors). The company uses rented office space for its headquarters which it shares with many other U.S.-based businesses. It also pays taxes in the United States. The physical servers are located in the United States. However, it is believed that the majority of the company and its users (including employees) are located within Japan” (Wikipedia)

 

The Alexa rank of fc2.com is 52 on February 18 2015. It is the toppest Japanese local website sevice.

 

 

 

(1) Vulnerability Description:

FC2 online web service has a computer cyber security bug problem. It can be exploited by Open Redirect (Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards) attacks. Here is the description of Open Redirect: “An open redirect is an application that takes a parameter and redirects a user to the parameter value without any validation. This vulnerability is used in phishing attacks to get users to visit malicious sites without realizing it.” One consequences of it is Phishing. (OWASP)

 

The program code flaw can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Microsoft IE (9 9.0.8112.16421) of Windows 7, Mozilla Firefox (37.0.2) & Google Chromium 42.0.2311 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04.2),Apple Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks.

 

In fact, during the test, it is not hard to find URL Redirection bugs in FC2. Maybe fc2.com pays little attention to mitigate these Vulnerabilities. These bugs were found by using URFDS.

 

 

 

(2) Use one of webpages for the following tests. The webpage address is “http://securitypost.tumblr.com/“. Can suppose that this webpage is malicious.

 

 

Vulnerability Disclosure:
Those vulnerabilities were reported to Rakuten, they are still unpatched.

 

 

 

Discover and Reporter:
Wang Jing, Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (@justqdjing)
http://www.tetraph.com/wangjing

 

 

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FC2オンラインWebサービスオープンリダイレクト(未検証のリダイレクトとフォワード)サイバー·セキュリティの脆弱性

 

ドメイン:
fc2.com

(1999年7月20日に設立)」FC2は、日本の人気ブログのホスト、(YouTubeやニコニコ後)は、日本で3番目に人気のビデオホスティングサービス、およびラスベガス、ネバダ州に本社を置くウェブホスティング会社です。それは第六最も人気のあります日本のウェブサイトは、全体的な。(2014年1月のように)FC2はの略で、「ファンタスティックKupi-Kupi(クピクピ)」。このようなポルノのような論争のアダルトコンテンツを許可し、(競合他社の多くとは異なり)スピーチを憎むことが知られています。」 (ウィキペディア)

 

fc2.comのAlexaのランクはそれがtoppest日本のローカルウェブサイトの流通サービスである2月18日2015年52あります。

 

 

 

(1)脆弱性の説明:

FC2オンラインWebサービスは、コンピュータのサイバーセキュリティバグの問題があります。それは、オープンリダイレクト(未検証のリダイレクトとフォワード)攻撃によって悪用される可能性があります。ここでオープンリダイレクトの説明は次のとおりです。「オープンリダイレクトがパラメータを受け取り、何の検証も行わずにパラメータ値にユーザーをリダイレクトするアプリケーションです。この脆弱性は、それを実現することなく、悪質なサイトを訪問するユーザーを取得するためにフィッシング攻撃で使用されています。。 “それの一つの結果はフィッシングで​​す。 (OWASP)

 

プログラムコードの欠陥は、ユーザのログインなしで攻撃される可能性があります。テストは、Windows 7のMicrosoftのIE(9 9.0.8112.16421)で行われた、Mozilla Firefoxの(37.0.2)&グーグルクロム42.0.2311のUbuntuの(64ビット)(14.04.2)はMac OSのアップルのSafari 6.1.6 X v10.9マーベリックス。

 

実際には、テスト時には、FC2内のURLリダイレクトのバグを見つけることは難しいことではありません。多分fc2.comは、これらの脆弱性を軽減するためにはほとんど注意を払っています。

 

 

 

(2)以下の試験のためのWebページのいずれかを使用します。ウェブページアドレスは「http://securitypost.tumblr.com/」です。このウェブページに悪意であるとすることができます。

 

 

脆弱性の公開:
これらの脆弱性は楽天に報告された、彼らはまだパッチを適用していないです。

 

 

発見し、レポーター:
王ジン (Wang Jing)、数理科学研究部門(MAS)、物理的および数理科学科(SPMS)、南洋理工大学(NTU)、シンガポール。 (@justqdjing
http://www.tetraph.com/wangjing

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Rakuten Online Website Open Redirect (URL Redirection) Cyber Security Vulnerabilities

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Rakuten Online Website Open Redirect (URL Redirection) Cyber Security Vulnerabilities

 

Domain:
rakuten.com




“Rakuten, Inc. (楽天株式会社 Rakuten Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a Japanese electronic commerce and Internet company based in Tokyo, Japan. Its B2B2C e-commerce platform Rakuten Ichiba is the largest e-commerce site in Japan and among the world’s largest by sales. Hiroshi Mikitani founded the company in February 1997 as MDM, Inc., and is still its chief executive. Rakuten Shopping Mall (楽天市場 Rakuten Ichiba?) started operations in May 1997. In June 1999, the company changed its name to Rakuten, Inc. The Japanese word rakuten means optimism. In 2012, the company’s revenues totaled US$4.6 billion with operating profits of about US$244 million. In June 2013, Rakuten, Inc. reported it had a total of 10,351 employees worldwide. In 2005, Rakuten started expanding outside Japan, mainly through acquisitions and joint ventures. Its acquisitions include Buy.com (now Rakuten.com Shopping in the US), Priceminister (France), Ikeda (now Rakuten Brasil), Tradoria (now Rakuten Deutschland), Play.com (UK), Wuaki.tv (Spain), and Kobo Inc. (Canada). The company has investments in Pinterest, Ozon.ru, AHA Life, and Daily Grommet.” (Wikipedia)

 

The Alexa rank of rakuten.co.jp is 64 on May 29 2015. It is the second toppest Japanese local sevice website.




(1) Vulnerability Description:

Rakuten online website has a computer cyber security bug problem. It can be exploited by Open Redirect (Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards) attacks. Here is the description of Open Redirect: “A web application accepts a user-controlled input that specifies a link to an external site, and uses that link in a Redirect. This simplifies phishing attacks. An http parameter may contain a URL value and could cause the web application to redirect the request to the specified URL. By modifying the URL value to a malicious site, an attacker may successfully launch a phishing scam and steal user credentials. Because the server name in the modified link is identical to the original site, phishing attempts have a more trustworthy appearance.” (From CWE)

 

The program code flaw can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Microsoft IE (9 9.0.8112.16421) of Windows 7, Mozilla Firefox (37.0.2) & Google Chromium 42.0.2311 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04.2),Apple Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks.

 

Since know only a little Japanese, not sure whether Rakuten pays much attention to Open Redirect Vulnerabilities or not. These bugs were found by using URFDS.

 

 

 

(2) Use one of webpages for the following tests. The webpage address is “http://itinfotech.tumblr.com/“. Can suppose that this webpage is malicious.

 

Vulnerable URL 1:

POC Code:

 

Vulnerable URL 2:

POC Code:

 

Vulnerable URL 3:

POC Code:

 

 

Vulnerability Disclosure:

Those vulnerabilities are not patched now.

 

 

 

Bug Discover:
Wang Jing, Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (@justqdjing)
http://www.tetraph.com/wangjing

 

 

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楽天オンラインサイトオープンリダイレクト(URLリダイレクション)サイバー·セキュリティの脆弱性

 

ドメイン:
rakuten.com




「楽天株式会社は、(楽天株式会社楽天株式会社-gaisha?)東京、日本に拠点を置く日本の電子商取引やインターネット企業です。そのB2B2Cの電子商取引プラットフォーム楽天市場は、日本最大の電子商取引サイトで、世界の中で販売による最大。三木谷浩史は、MDM、株式会社として1997年2月で会社を設立し、さらにその最高経営責任者(CEO)である。楽天ショッピングモール(楽天市場楽天市場?)1999年6月1997年5月で事業を開始し、同社は社名変更楽天株式会社に日本語ワード楽天楽観を意味している。2012年には、同社の売上高は、米国約US2.44億ドルの営業利益との46億ドルとなりました。2013年6月には、楽天株式会社は、それが世界中の10351名の従業員を有していたと報告した。で2005年、楽天は、主に買収や合弁事業を通じて、日本国外で拡大し始めた。その買収は、Buy.com(米国で今Rakuten.comショッピング)、Priceminister(フランス)、池田(現楽天ブラジル)、Tradoria(今楽天ドイツ)が挙げられます、Play.com(英国)、Wuaki.tv(スペイン)、およびコボ(カナダ)。同社はPinterest、Ozon.ru、AHA生活、毎日のグロメットで投資を行っている。」(ウィキペディア)

 

rakuten.co.jpのAlexaのランクは、第2 toppest日本の地方流通サービスのウェブサイトである5月29日2015年64あります。





(1)脆弱性の説明:

楽天のオンラインウェブサイトは、コンピュータのサイバーセキュリティバグの問題があります。それは、オープンリダイレクト(未検証のリダイレクトとフォワード)攻撃によって悪用される可能性があります。ここでオープンリダイレクトの説明は次のとおりです。「Webアプリケーションは外部サイトへのリンクを指定するユーザ制御入力を受け付け、リダイレクトでそのリンクを使用しています。これは、フィッシング攻撃を簡素化HTTPパラメータがURL値が含まれており、可能性があります。。指定されたURLに要求をリダイレクトするようにWebアプリケーションを引き起こす。悪質なサイトへのURLの値を変更することにより、攻撃者がフィッシング詐欺を起動し、ユーザーの資格情報を盗むことができる。変更されたリンク内のサーバー名が、元のサイトと同じであるため、フィッシングの試みは、より信頼性の高い外観を持っています。」 (CWEから)

 

プログラムコードの欠陥は、ユーザのログインなしで攻撃される可能性があります。テストは、Windows 7のMicrosoftのIE(9 9.0.8112.16421)で行われた、Mozilla Firefoxの(37.0.2)&グーグルクロム42.0.2311のUbuntuの(64ビット)(14.04.2)はMac OSのアップルのSafari 6.1.6 X v10.9マーベリックス。

 

楽天リダイレクトの脆弱性かどうかを開くために多くの注意を払っているかどうかわからない、少しだけ日本語を知っているので。

 




 

 

 

(2)以下の試験のためのWebページのいずれかを使用します。ウェブページアドレスは「http://itinfotech.tumblr.com/」です。このウェブページに悪意であるとすることができます。

 

脆弱URL 1:

POCコード:

 

脆弱URL 2:

POCコード:

 

脆弱URL 3:

POCコード:

 

 

脆弱性の公開:

これらの脆弱性は、現在パッチが適用されていません。

 

 

 

バグを発見:
王ジン (Wang Jing)、数理科学研究部門(MAS)、物理的および数理科学科(SPMS)、南洋理工大学(NTU)、シンガポール。 (@justqdjing
http://www.tetraph.com/wangjing



Amazon Covert Redirect Bug Based on Kindle Daily Post, Omnivoracious, Car Lust

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Amazon Covert Redirect Bug Based on Kindle Daily Post, Omnivoracious, Car Lust

— Amazon Covert Redirect Based on Kindle Daily Post, Omnivoracious, Car Lust & kindlepost.com omnivoracious.com carlustblog.com Open Redirect Web Security Vulnerabilities

“Amazon.com, Inc. (/ˈæməzɒn/ or /ˈæməzən/) is an American electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, video downloads/streaming, MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics—notably, Amazon Kindle e-book readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire Phone — and is a major provider of cloud computing services. Amazon also sells certain low-end products like USB cables under its inhouse brand AmazonBasics. Amazon has separate retail websites for United States, United Kingdom & Ireland, France, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India and Mexico. Amazon also offers international shipping to certain other countries for some of its products. In 2011, it had professed an intention to launch its websites in Poland and Sweden.” (Wikipedia)

 

All kindlepost.com, omnivoracious.com, carlustblog.com are websites belonging to Amazon.

“The Kindle Post keeps Kindle customers up-to-date on the latest Kindle news and information and passes along fun reading recommendations, author interviews, and more.”

“Omnivoracious is a blog run by the books editors at Amazon.com. We aim to share our passion for the written word through news, reviews, interviews, and more. This is our space to talk books and publishing frankly and we welcome participation through comments. Please visit often or add us to your favorite RSS reader to keep up on the latest information.”

“Car Lust is, very simply, where interesting cars meet irrational emotion. It’s a deeply personal exploration of the hidden gems of the automotive world; a twisted look into a car nut’s mind; and a quirky look at the broader automotive universe – a broader universe that lies beneath the new, the flashy, and the trendy represented in the car magazines.”

 

 

Discover and Reporter:
Wang Jing, Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (@justqdjing)

Vulnerabilities Description:

Amazon has a computer bug security problem. Both Amazon itself and its websites are vulnerable to different kind of attacks. This allows hackers to do phishing attacks to Amazon users.

 

When a user is redirected from amazon to another site, amazon will check a variable named “token”. Every redirected website will be given one token. This idea is OK. However, all URLs related to the redirected website use the same token. This means if the authenticated site itself has Open Redirect vulnerabilities. Then victims can be redirected to any site from Amazon.

 

The program code flaw can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Microsoft IE (9 9.0.8112.16421) of Windows 7, Mozilla Firefox (37.0.2) & Google Chromium 42.0.2311 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04.2),Apple Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks.

Use a website for the following tests. The website is “http://www.diebiyi.com/articles“. Suppose this website is malicious,

 

 


(1) Kindle Daily Post Open Redirect & Amazon Covert Redirect Based on kindlepost.com

(1.1) Kindle Daily Post Open Redirect Security Vulnerability

Vulnerable Links:

Poc:

 

 

(1.2) Amazon Covert Redirect Based on kindlepost.com

Vulnerable URL of Amazon:

POC:

 

 

kindlepost_com

 

 

 

(2) Omnivoracious Open Redirect & Amazon Covert Redirect Based on omnivoracious.com

(2.1) Omnivoracious Open Redirect Security Vulnerability

Vulnerable Links:

POC:

 

 

(2.2) Amazon Covert Redirect Based on omnivoracious.com

Vulnerable URL:

POC:

 

 

omnivoracious_com

 

 

 

(3) Car Lust Open Redirect & Amazon Covert Redirect Based on carlustblog.com

(3.1) Car Lust Open Redirect Security Vulnerability

Vulnerable Links:

POC:

 

 

(3.2) Amazon Covert Redirect Based on carlustblog.com

Vulnerable URL:

POC:

 

 

carlustblog_com

 

 

 

Vulnerabilities Disclosure:

The vulnerabilities were reported to Amazon in 2014. Amazon has patch the vulnerabilities.

 

 

 

 

Related Articles:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2015/Jan/23
http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/2015/01/12/2
http://www.tetraph.com/blog/computer-security/amazon-covert-redirect/
https://progressive-comp.com/?l=full-disclosure&m=142104346821481&w=1
http://computerobsess.blogspot.com/2015/06/amazon-covert-redirect_17.html
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.fulldisclosure/1429
http://tetraph.blog.163.com/blog/static/23460305120155176411897/
http://diebiyi.com/articles/security/amazon-covert-redirect/
https://itswift.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/amazon-covert-redirect/
http://marc.info/?l=full-disclosure&m=142104346821481&w=4
http://securityrelated.blogspot.com/2015/01/amazon-covert-redirec
http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/computer-web-security/amazon-covert-redirect/

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About Group 超过 99.88% 的链接容易遭受 XSS 和 XFS 攻击

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About Group 网站有一个严重的网络安全问题,它容易遭受 XSS (跨站脚本漏洞) XFS (跨Frame脚本漏洞)。这对它的近10亿月访问用户是灾难和毁灭性的。

 

根据漏洞研究者发布的结果POC视频,所有About.com的话题(子域名)都可以被攻击者利用。

 

新加坡南洋理工大学 (NTU) 数学和物理学院 (SPMS) 数学系 (MAS) 的王晶 (Wang Jing) 发布了这个严重的安全漏洞。王晶声称在2014年10月19号,他向 About Group 做了报告,但是迄今为止一直没有收到回复。漏洞的发布时间是2015年2月2号。“到现在为止,漏洞还没有被修复” 王晶说。

 

与此同时,王晶披露 About.com 主页面的搜索域也容易遭受 XSS 攻击。除此之外,他还发布了一些 About.com 的公开重定向漏洞 (Open Redirect). 王说他的测试是在 Windows 8 的 IE (10.0.9200.16750) 和 Mozilla 的 Firefox (34.0), Ubuntu (14.04) 的 Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0, 以及 Mac OS X Lion 10.7 的 Apple Safari 6.1.6 上进行的。

 

XSS (Cross- site Scripting) 可以用来窃取用户信息,控制用户浏览器,和进行 DOS (Denial of Service) 攻击。 XFS (Cross-frame Scripting) 也叫 iFrame Injection,可以修改用户浏览器页面内容。

 

在发布漏洞的同时,王晶还说明因为 About Group 的普遍性,它的漏洞可以用来对其他网站进行隐蔽重定向攻击 (Covert Redirect);XFS 则可以用来对计算机和网络进行 DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) 黑客攻击。这些漏洞发布在著名漏洞平台 Full-Disclosure 上和他的个人博客上。

 

王晶是一名学生安全研究人员。他发布了包括谷歌,脸书,亚马逊,阿里巴巴,电子湾,领英等多家公司网站的重要漏洞以及大量网络应用程序的补丁。
 

 
 
 

相关新闻:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/over-99-percent-of-about-com-links-vulnerable-to-xss-xfs-iframe-attack/
http://www.securityweek.com/xss-xfs-open-redirect-vulnerabilities-found-aboutcom
http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/33070/hacking/com-affected-xss-xfs-open-redirect-vulnerabilities-since-october-2014.html
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/130211/About.com-Cross-Site-Scripting.html
http://www.zoomit.ir/it-news/security/17394-about-com-links-vulnerable-to-xss-xfs
http://itsecurity.lofter.com/post/1cfbf9e7_6f05a63
http://tetraph.com/covert_redirect/oauth2_openid_covert_redirect.html
http://securitypost.tumblr.com/post/118837857592/about-group-99-88-xss-xfs-about
http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/computer-security/about-group-xss-xfs/
https://www.secnews.gr/99percent-about-xss-xfs-attack-exploit
http://www.decomoadesinstalar.com/abrir-codigo-iframe-xss-xfs-ataque-mas-del-99-por
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About Group (about.com) All Topics (At least 99.88% links) Vulnerable to XSS & Iframe Injection Security Attacks, About.com Open Redirect Web Security Vulnerabilities

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About Group (about.com) All Topics (At least 99.88% links) Vulnerable to XSS & Iframe Injection Security Attacks, About.com Open Redirect Security Vulnerabilities

 

Vulnerability Description:
About.com all “topic sites” are vulnerable to XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) and Iframe Injection (Cross Frame Scripting) attacks. This means all sub-domains of about.com are affected. Based on a self-written program, 94357 links were tested. Only 118 links do not belong to the topics (Metasites) links. Meanwhile, some about.com main pages are vulnerable to XSS attack, too. This means no more than 0.125% links are not affected. At least 99.875% links of About Group are vulnerable to XSS and Iframe Injection attacks. In fact, for about.com’s structure, the main domain is something just like a cover. So, very few links belong to them.

 

Simultaneously, the About.com main page’s search field is vulnerable to XSS attacks, too. This means all domains related to about.com are vulnerable to XSS attacks.

 

 

Simultaneously, the About.com main page’s search field is vulnerable to XSS attacks, too. This means all domains related to about.com are vulnerable to XSS attacks.

 

For the Iframe Injection vulnerability. They can be used to do DDOS (Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack) to other websites, too.

Here is one example of DDOS based on Iframe Injection attacks of others.
http://www.incapsula.com/blog/world-largest-site-xss-ddos-zombies.html

 

In the last, some “Open Redirect” vulnerabilities related to about.com are introduced. There may be large number of other Open Redirect Vulnerabilities not detected. Since About.com are trusted by some the other websites. Those vulnerabilities can be used to do “Covert Redirect” to these websites.

 

 

Vulnerability Disclosure:
Those vulnerabilities were reported to About on Sunday, Oct 19, 2014. No one replied. Until now, they are still unpatched.

 

about_quesion_security_xss1

 

 

Vulnerability Discover:
Jing Wang, Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (@Justqdjing)
http://www.tetraph.com/wangjing

 

 

(1) Some Basic Background

 

“For March 2014, 61,428,000 unique visitors were registered by comScore for About.com, making it the 16th-most-visited online property for that month.” (The New York Times)

 

“About.com, also known as The About Group (formerly About Inc.), is an Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its “topic sites,” of which there are nearly 1,000. The website competes with other online resource sites and encyclopedias, including those of the Wikimedia Foundation, and, for March 2014, 61,428,000 unique visitors were registered by comScore for About.com, making it the 16th-most-visited online property for that month. As of August 2012, About.com is the property of IAC, owner of Ask.com and numerous other online brands, and its revenue is generated by advertising.” (Wikipedia)

 

“As of May 2013, About.com was receiving about 84 million unique monthly visitors.” (TechCrunch. AOL Inc.)

 

“According to About’s online media kit, nearly 1,000 “Experts” (freelance writers) contribute to the site by writing on various topics, including healthcare and travel.” (About.com)

 

 

(1.2) Topics Related to About.com
“The Revolutionary About.com Directory and Community Metasite. Hundreds of real live passionate Guides covering Arts, Entertainment, Business, Industry, Science, Technology, Culture, Health, Fitness, Games,Travel, News, Careers, Jobs, Sports, Recreation, Parenting, Kids, Teens, Moms, Education, Computers, Hobbies and Local Information.” (azlist.about.com)

 

About.com – Sites A to Z

Number of Topics

A: 66

B: 61

C: 118

D: 49

E: 33

F: 57

G: 39

H: 48

I: 32

J: 15

K: 13

L: 36

M: 70

N: 26

O: 23

P: 91

Q: 4

R: 32

S: 104

T: 47

U: 12

V: 9

W: 43

X: 1

Y: 4

Z: 1

SUM: 1039

Reference: azlist.about.com/

 

In fact, those are not all topics of about.com. Some of the topics are not listed here such as,
http://specialchildren.about.com

 

So, there are more than 1000 topics related to about.com.

 

 

(1.3) Result of Exploiting XSS Attacks
XSS may allow a remote attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user’s browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.

 

Base on Acunetix, exploited XSS is commonly used to achieve the following malicious results:

“Identity theft

Accessing sensitive or restricted information

Gaining free access to otherwise paid for content

Spying on user’s web browsing habits

Altering browser functionality

Public defamation of an individual or corporation

Web application defacement

Denial of Service attacks (DOS)

” (Acunetix)

 

 

(1.4) Basics of Iframe Injection (Cross-frame-Scripting) Vulnerabilities
“In an XFS (Cross-frame-Scripting) attack, the attacker exploits a specific cross-frame-scripting bug in a web browser to access private data on a third-party website. The attacker induces the browser user to navigate to a web page the attacker controls; the attacker’s page loads a third-party page in an HTML frame; and then JavaScript executing in the attacker’s page steals data from the third-party page.” (OWASP)

 

“XFS also sometimes is used to describe an XSS attack which uses an HTML frame in the attack. For example, an attacker might exploit a Cross Site Scripting Flaw to inject a frame into a third-party web page; or an attacker might create a page which uses a frame to load a third-party page with an XSS flaw.” (OWASP)

 

 

(1.5) Basic of Open Redirect (Dest Redirect Privilege Escalation) Vulnerabilities
“An open redirect is an application that takes a parameter and redirects a user to the parameter value without any validation. This vulnerability is used in phishing attacks to get users to visit malicious sites without realizing it.” (OWASP)

Open redirect is listed in OWASP top 10. The general consensus of it is “avoiding such flaws is extremely important, as they are a favorite target of phishers trying to gain the user’s trust.”

 

Several other similar products 0-day vulnerabilities have been found by some other bug hunter researchers before. CNN has patched some of them. “The Full Disclosure mailing list is a public forum for detailed discussion of vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques, as well as tools, papers, news, and events of interest to the community. FD differs from other security lists in its open nature and support for researchers’ right to decide how to disclose their own discovered bugs. The full disclosure movement has been credited with forcing vendors to better secure their products and to publicly acknowledge and fix flaws rather than hide them. Vendor legal intimidation and censorship attempts are not tolerated here!” A great many of the following web securities have been published here, Injection, Broken Authentication and Session Management, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Insecure Direct Object References, Security Misconfiguration, Sensitive Data Exposure, Missing Function Level Access Control, Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF), Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities, Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards. It also publishes suggestions, advisories, solutions details related to XSS and URL Redirection vulnerabilities and cyber intelligence recommendations.

 

 

 

(2) About Group About.com All Topics (At least 99.88% links) Vulnerable to XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Security Attacks

 

Vulnerability description:

A method was found to attack users of About.com based XSS attacks.

All links under the topics of about.com can be used for this attack.

Just attach “/lr/” to any About.com’s sub-domains. Then attach “any codes + sciript” or attach “script” code directly is OK. The structure is “http://subdomain.about.com/lr/*/script_code/*“.

The vulnerability can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Mozilla Firefox (26.0) in Ubuntu (14.04) and Microsoft IE (9.0.15) in Windows 7.

 

 

 

about_all_xss_1

 

about_all_xss_2

 

about_all_http://x?w=438&h=279ss_4

 

 

POC Codes, e.g.

/”><svg/onload=alert(/justqdjing/)>

http://ipod.about.com/lr/ipad_how-tos/9033“><svg/onload=alert(/justqdjing/)>

http://dc.about.com/lr/shopping/a/BlkFriday.htm/“><svg/onload=alert(/justqdjing/)>

 

 

 

(3) About Group About.com Main Page’s Search Field XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Security Vulnerabilities

 

Vulnerability description:
The web application About.com online website has a security bug problem. It can be exploited by XSS attacks.

 

 

The code programming flaw occurs at about.com main page’s search field, e.g.
http://www.about.com/?q=googleandroidsystem

 

 

about_search_http://x?w=437&h=278ss1




POC Codes, e.g.

“–/>”><img src=x onerror=prompt(/justqdjing/)>

http://www.about.com/?q=“–/>”><img src=x onerror=prompt(/justqdjing/)>

 

 

 

(4) About Group About.com All Topics (At least 99.88% links) Vulnerable to Iframe Injection (Cross Frame Scripting) Security Attacks

 

Vulnerability description:
About Group has a security problem. It can be exploited by Iframe Injection (Cross Frame Scripting) attacks.

 

The vulnerability occurs at about.com “offsite.htm” page with “zu” parameter, e.g.

 

Use “http://whitehatpost.blog.163.com/” for the following test.

 

The vulnerabilities can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Microsoft IE (10.0.9200.16750) of Windows 8, Mozilla Firefox (34.0) & Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0 ubuntu0.14.04.1.1064 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04),Apple Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.

 

about_inframe_injection

 

about_international_iframe_jnjection

 

 

Vulnerable URLs:

 

 

 

(5) About (about.com) Open Redirect Multiple (Dest Redirect Privilege Escalation) Security Vulnerabilities

About Group online web application has a computer cyber security bug problem. It can be exploited by Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards (URL Redirection) attacks. This could allow a user to create a specially crafted URL, that if clicked, would redirect a victim from the intended legitimate web site to an arbitrary web site of the attacker’s choosing. Such attacks are useful as the crafted URL initially appear to be a web page of a trusted site. This could be leveraged to direct an unsuspecting user to a web page containing attacks that target client side software such as a web browser or document rendering programs.

 

The vulnerabilities can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Microsoft IE (10.0.9200.16750) of Windows 8, Mozilla Firefox (34.0) & Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0 ubuntu0.14.04.1.1064 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04),Apple Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.

 

Use one of webpages for the following tests. The webpage address is “http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/“. Suppose that this webpage is malicious.

 

Vulnerable URL 1:

POC:

 

Vulnerable URL 2:

POC:

 

Vulnerable URL 3:

POC:

 

 

 

 

 

More Details:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2015/Feb/9
http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/2015/02/02/4
https://www.mail-archive.com/fulldisclosure%40seclists.org/msg01647.html
http://securityrelated.blogspot.com/2015/02/about-group-aboutcom-all-topics-at_37.html
http://tetraph.com/security/xss-vulnerability/about-group-about-com-all-topics-at
http://webcabinet.tumblr.com/post/118901412227/securitypost-about-group-99-88-xss
http://xingzhehong.lofter.com/post/1cfd0db2_6f05d60
https://hackertopic.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/about-group-xss-xfs/
http://itinfotech.tumblr.com/post/120845059171/about-group-xss-xfs
http://itprompt.blogspot.com/2015/06/about-group-xss-xfs.html
https://plus.google.com/u/0/100242269120759811496/posts/T3SbFnTZGAo
https://itinfotechnology.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/about-group
https://www.facebook.com/websecuritiesnews/posts/803853789734793
https://twitter.com/essayjeans/status/607137800383655936
http://tetraph.blog.163.com/blog/static/2346030512015566409245/
https://www.facebook.com/pcwebsecurities/posts/687872271358693
http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/web-security/about-group-xss-xrf-open-redirect/
http://itsecurity.lofter.com/post/1cfbf9e7_733e1e5
https://webtechwire.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/about-xss-xfs/

 

 

 

 

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Yahoo and Yahoo Japan May be Vulnerable to Spams

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Yahoo and Yahoo Japan May be Vulnerable to Spams

Student security researcher Jing Wang from School of Physical and Mathematical Science at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, has found new security vulnerabilities related to Yahoo.

After reporting several Open Redirect vulnerabilities to Yahoo. Yahoo’s responses were “It is working as designed”. It seems that Yahoo do not take the vulnerabilities seriously at all.

Based on Wang’s report on Full Disclosure “Multiple Open Redirect vulnerabilities were reported Yahoo. All Yahoo’s responses were “this intended behavior”. However, these vulnerabilities were patched later.”

The vulnerability of Yahoo occurs at “ard.yahoo.com” page. While the vulnerability of Yahoo Japan happens at sensitive page “http://order.store.yahoo.co.jp&#8221;.

Proof of concept on YouTube were also released to illustrate exploits. 

(1)Yahoo Open Redirect

(2)Yahoo Japan Open Redirect

In fact, Yahoo’s users were attacked based on redirection this year. Base on CNET on January 4, 2014, “Yahoo.com visitors over the last few days may have been served with malware via the Yahoo ad network, according to Fox IT, a security firm in the Netherlands. Users visiting pages with the malicious ads were redirected to sites armed with code that exploits vulnerabilities in Java and installs a variety of different malware. ” 

Wang wrote that the attack could work without a user being logged in. And his tests were using Firefox (33.0) in Ubuntu (14.04) and IE (10.0.9200.16521) in Windows 8.

Redirect can ensure a good user experience. However, if it is not properly provided. Attackers can use this to trick users. This is common in Phishing attacks and Spams.

On 21 December, 2014. Yahoo.com’s Alexa ranking is 4. While Yahoo.co.jp’s Alexa ranking is 17. Both of them are very popular around the world. From Wikipedia, “Yahoo during July 2013 surpassed Google on the number of United States visitors to its Web sites for the first time since May 2011, set at 196 million United States visitors, having increased by 21 percent in a year.” 

Open redirect is listed in OWASP top 10. The general consensus of it is “avoiding such flaws is extremely important, as they are a favorite target of phishers trying to gain the user’s trust.”