Google Gears allowCrossOrigin() cross-domain security bypass
|gears-allowcrossorigin-security-bypass (47173)||Medium Risk|
Google Gears could allow a remote attacker to bypass cross-domain security restrictions, caused by improper validation of workers by the allowCrossOrigin() function. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass cross-domain security restrictions and launch further attacks against the victim's system.
Upgrade to the latest version of Google Gears (0.5.4.2 or later), available from the Google Gears Web site. See References.
- Google Code Web site: WorkerPool API - Gears API - Google Code.
- Google Gears Web site: Gears.
- IBM Rational Application Security Insider Blog: Breaking Google Gears' Cross-Origin Communication Model.
- BID-32698: Google Gears WorkerPool API 'allowCrossOrigin()' Same Origin Policy Violation Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-6512: Cross-domain vulnerability in the WorkerPool API in Google Gears before 0.5.4.2 allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and the intended access restrictions of the allowCrossOrigin function by hosting an assumed-safe file type containing Google Gear commands on the target domain, then accessing that file from the attacking domain, whose response headers are not checked and cause the worker code to run in the target domain.
- OSVDB ID: 56366: Google Gears WorkerPool API allowCrossOrigin Function SameOrigin Policy Bypass
- SA33062: Google Gears Cross-Site Scripting Weakness
- Google Gears 0.1
- Google Gears 0.2
- Google Gears 0.3
- Google Gears 0.4
- Google Gears 0.5
Dec 08, 2008
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