Backdoor in Copyfish 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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Copyfish (Chrome extension)
Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components

Vendor a9t9 software GmbH

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Backdoor

EUVDB-ID: #VU7957

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1:

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 Copyfish Google Chrome extension 2.8.5, distributed via Google Web Store.


Mitigation

Update to version 2.8.6 or later.

Vulnerable software versions

Copyfish (Chrome extension): 2.8.5 - 2.8.5

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/post/threat-actor-goes-chrome-extension-hijacking-spree


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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