Information Security all in one place!

iOS Safari: Address spoofing vulnerability

Through a vulnerability in WebKit in the mobile version of Safari, an attacker could manipulate the address bar in the browser and lead the user to a malicious site with a fake URL showing above it. The security researcher David Vieira-Kurz has published an advisory which explains the problem. Incorrect handling of the URL when the JavaScript method “window.open()” is used allows an attacker to “own” HTMLand JavaScript code in the new window and, in turn, change the address bar of the window.

Apple Safari icon

The research demonstrated the vulnerability at majorsecurity.net/html5/ios51-demo.html – a “Demo” button opens a new page that loads in apple.com borderless iframe and also displays apple.com in the addressbar, but the page itself has originated from majorsecurity.net. Fraudsters could use the vulnerability for phishing attacks by sending users to pages which appear to be their bank and asking for account data.

More on this story here: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Address-spoofing-vulnerability-in-iOS-s-Safari-1476314.html

Advertisements

Let's hear what you have to say.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s