Google Chrome MetaCharacter URI Obfuscation Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-11-25T00:00:00


Advisory: Google Chrome MetaCharacter URI Obfuscation Vulnerability.

Version Affected: All Chrome/ Chrome/ Chrome/

Description: Google chrome is vulnerable to URI Obfuscation vulnerability. An attacker can easily perform malicious redirection by manipulating the browser functionality. The link can not be traversed properly in status address bar.This could facilitate the impersonation of legitimate web sites in order to steal sensitive information from unsuspecting users. The URI specified with @ character with or without NULL character causes the vulnerability.

Proof of Concept: <>

Detection: SecNiche confirmed this vulnerability affects Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows XP SP2 platform.The versions tested are:

Chrome/ Chrome/

Disclosure Timeline: Disclosed: 24 November 2008 Release Date. 24 November ,2008

Vendor Response: Reported to Google.

Credit: Aditya K Sood

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