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Google Chrome Carpet Bombing Vulnerability Print E-mail
Written by chi   
Wednesday, 03 September 2008 07:15
Google Chrome Exploit(SURFCHROME.COM) - Early adopters of the Google Chrome Browser have reported files automatically downloaded to their desktop allowing for exploits of the new browser.

With less than 24 hours of release, ZDnet reports of a carpet bombing vulnerability that subjects those on Microsoft Windows to hacker attacks.  Researcher Aviv Raff discovered that he could combine a java exploit and a flaw in Apple Safari to mislead surfers into launching executables from the Google Chrome Browser.  Raff demonstrated that an attacker can lure an individual into downloading and executing a JAR (Java Archive) file without warning.  A malicious hacker could use social engineering techniques requiring only two mouse clicks to cache malware on a Windows desktop.  

The Google Chrome user-agent reveals that Chrome uses WebKit 525.13 (Safari 3.1) which was patched by Apple in v3.1.2 as a solution to the carpet bombing exploit.  
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