Backdoor in Web Developer Google Chrome extension



Published: 2017-08-16
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID N/A
CWE ID CWE-798
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Web Developer (Chrome extension)
Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components

Vendor Chris Pederick

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Backdoor

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-798 - Use of Hard-coded Credentials

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to victim's browser.

The vulnerability exists due to presence of backdoor code in Web Development Google Chrome extension 0.4.9, distributed via Google Web Store.


Mitigation

Update to version 0.5.

Vulnerable software versions

Web Developer (Chrome extension): 0.4.9

CPE External links

http://chrispederick.com/blog/web-developer-for-chrome-compromised/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.



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