Google Chrome Window Object Suppressing Remote Denial of Service.
The Google chrome browser is vulnerable to window object based denial of
attack. The Google Chrome fails to sanitize a check when window.close()
called in body upload. The function is called in a suppressed manner and
parent window directly by default which makes it vulnerable to denial of
This inability of Google Chrome diversifies the attack pattern as number
of events can
execute this function without a security check,prompting a user to
allow the event to trigger.
This security issue is a result of design flaw in the browser as
stringent behavior in many cases. .Scripts must not close windows that were
not opened by script,if script specific code is designed. There must
be a parent
window confirmation check prior to close of window.
/NOTE: If this page is opened in Google Chrome , You need to open this
new window to see the killing of parent window. You can even use a Sub
Tab in this.
SecNiche confirmed this vulnerability affects Google Chrome on
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 platform.The versions tested are:
Disclosed: 25 September 2008
Release Date. September 27 ,2008
Google acknowledges this vulnerability as security bug
and "fix" will be released soon.
Aditya K Sood
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<title>Google Chrome Window Object Suppressing Remote Denial of Service.</title>
<b>Note: Design Flaw.Zero Security Check. Script Can Be Used to Kill Parent Window Directly Leading to Denial of Service.</b><br><br>
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