Electronic Arts Cross Site Scripting

Type packetstorm
Reporter yak0n
Modified 2012-02-06T00:00:00


Electronic Arts - Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability  
Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) (NASDAQ: EA) is a major American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games.  
Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry  
and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers responsible for its games. It is one of the largest video game  
publishers in the world.  
Originally, EA was a home computing game publisher. In the late 1980s, the company began developing games in-house and supported  
consoles by the early 1990s. EA later grew via acquisition of several successful developers. By the early 2000s, EA had become  
one of the world`s largest third-party publishers. On May 4, 2011, EA reported $3.8 billion in revenues for the fiscal year  
ending March 2011. EA began to move toward direct distribution of digital games and services with the acquisition of the popular  
online gaming site Pogo.com in 2001. In 2009, EA acquired the London-based social gaming startup Playfish, and in June 2011,  
EA launched Origin, an online service to sell downloadable games directly to consumers. In July 2011, EA announced that it  
had acquired PopCap Games, the company behind hits such as Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled.  
(Copy of the Vendor Homepage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Arts)  
A Vulnerability-Lab researcher discovered a non persistent (client side) cross site scripting vulnerability on the Electronic Arts website.  
2011-12-22: Vendor Notification 1  
2012-01-06: Vendor Notification 2  
2012-02-02: Vendor Notification 3  
2011-**-**: Vendor Response/Feedback  
2011-**-**: Vendor Fix/Patch  
2011-02-06: Public or Non-Public Disclosure  
A non persistent cross site scripting vulnerability is detected on the Electronic Arts Website.  
The vulnerability allows an remote attacker with required user inter action to hijack customer sessions via cross site scripting.  
Successful exploitation can result in account steal, client side phishing or session hijacking.  
Vulnerbale Module(s):  
[+] Search  
Proof of Concept:  
The vulnerability can be exploited by remote attacker with required user inter action.  
For demonstration or reproduce ...  
Note: To reproduce the issue include the script code on the search engine input field.  
<script>alert('Cross Site Scripting')</script>  
https://help.ea.com/en/origin?q=<script>alert('Cross Site Scripting')</script>  
The security risk of the cross site scripting vulnerability is estimated as low(+).  
Vulnerability Research Laboratory - Sebastian Lüdtke (yak0n)  
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