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CVE-2008-6512 Detail

Description

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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  03/24/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://blog.watchfire.com/wfblog/2008/12/breaking-google-gears-cross-origin-communication-model.html Exploit
http://code.google.com/apis/gears/upcoming/api_workerpool.html#cross_origin Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32698
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47173

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:google:gears:0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:google:gears:0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:google:gears:0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:google:gears:0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:google:gears:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
0.5


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-6512
NVD Published Date:
03/24/2009
NVD Last Modified:
08/16/2017