Google Toolbar custom button installer domain spoofing

googletoolbar-custombutton-spoofing (39164) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Google Toolbar could allow a remote attacker to spoof domain names in the custom button installer. By persuading a victim to add a custom button by opening a specially-crafted URI containing an open redirector, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to spoof domain names or conduct phishing attacks.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Other

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Dec 18 2007 - 14:13:46 CST : Google Toolbar Dialog Spoofing Vulnerability.
  • Google Toolbar Web page: Google Toolbar.
  • BID-26923: Google Toolbar Dialog Spoofing Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-6536: The Custom Button Installer dialog in Google Toolbar 4 and 5 beta presents certain domain names in the (1) Downloaded from and (2) Privacy considerations sections without verifying domain names, which makes it easier for remote attackers to spoof domain names and trick users into installing malicious button XML files, as demonstrated by presenting www.google.com when the button was downloaded from an arbitrary site through an open redirector on www.google.com.
  • OSVDB ID: 39499: Google Toolbar Custom Button Installer Spoofing
  • SA28166: Google Toolbar Custom Button Installer Dialog Spoofing Weakness

Platforms Affected:

  • Google Toolbar 4
  • Google Toolbar 5 beta

Reported:

Dec 18, 2007

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