[MajorSecurity-SA-2013-014] Sony Playstation Vita Browser - firmware 2.05 - Adressbar spoofing

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-02-11T00:00:00


[MajorSecurity-SA-2013-014]Sony Playstation Vita Browser - firmware 2.05 - Adressbar spoofing


Product: Sony Playstation Vita Browser - firmware 2.05 CVE-ID: CVE-2013-XXXX Security-Risk: moderated Remote-Exploit: yes Vendor-URL: http://de.playstation.com/psvita/ Advisory-Status: published


Discovered by: David Vieira-Kurz of MajorSecurity original advisory: http://majorsecurity.com/psvita/sa-2013-014-en.php

Affected Products

Sony Playstation Vita Browser ( Firmware: 2.05 ) Prior versions may also be affected

Product Description

"Playstation Vita is the new handheld of Sony."

Vulnerability Details

David Vieira-Kurz has discovered some vulnerabilities in Sony PS Vita based on firmware 2.05 . The weakness is caused due to an error within the handling of URLs when using javascript's window.open() method. This can be exploited to potentially trick users into supplying sensitive information to a malicious web site, because information displayed in the address bar can be constructed in a certain way, which may lead users to believe that they're visiting another web site than the displayed web site.

Steps to reproduce

1) Visit http://majorsecurity.com/psvita/psvita-demo.html with a PS Vita with firmware 2.05 installed 2) click the "demo" button 3) The web browser will open a new window with "http://de.playstation.com/psvita/" in the adress bar, but in fact "http://de.playstation.com/psvita/" is being displayed inside an iframe within the host http://www.majorsecurity.com

Proof of Concept

A proof-of-concept code is available here: http://de.playstation.com/psvita/


Users should upgrade to a newer version as far as the vendor has supplied a patch.


2013-01-20, vulnerability identified 2013-01-20, vulnerability reproduced with firmware 2.05 2013-01-20, vendor has been informed 2013-01-27, vendor has been informed once again 2013-01-29, advisory published with partially details 2013-02-05, advisory published with full details and poc

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