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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                          ESB-2007.0131 -- [Win]
         Google Desktop remote cross-site scripting vulnerability
                             26 February 2007


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              Google Desktop
Publisher:            US-CERT
Operating System:     Windows
Impact:               Access Privileged Data
                      Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated

Original Bulletin:    

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#615857
Google Desktop vulnerable to to cross-site scripting


	A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in the Google
	Desktop Search application. This vulnerability may allow an
	attacker to take any action on a vulnerable system that the
	Google Desktop Search can.

I. Description

	Google Desktop Search is a desktop search program that is integrated
	into the Google search engine. Google Desktop Search indexes the
	user's local hard drive, and allows the results to be searched from
	a browser.

	The Google Desktop Search program contains a cross-site scripting
	vulnerability in the under parameter. This vulnerability occurs because
	the Google Desktop Search engine fails to properly sanitize user input.

	Note that this vulnerability may not be exploited remotely without
	the presence of another vulnerability.

II. Impact

	A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to perform any action
	that the Google Desktop Search engine is capable of performing. This
	includes executing programs that are already on a vulnerable system,
	searching and viewing files and exfiltrating sensitive data.

III. Solution


	Google has addressed this issue in the most recent version of the
	Google Desktop Search. Note that Google updates the Google Desktop
	Search automatically.

	Disable JavaScript

	Disable JavaScript in your browser's preferences. Instructions for
	disabling JavaScript can be found in the Securing Your Web Browser
	document and the Malicious Web Scripts FAQ. Some Mozilla add-ons can
	simplify the ability to enable or disable JavaScript, or set up
	site-specific rules for doing so.

Systems Affected

	Vendor	Status	Date Updated
	Google	Vulnerable	22-Feb-2007




	Thanks to Yair Amit, Danny Allan, and Adi Sharabani for providing
	information that was used in this report.

	This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
	Other Information
	Date Public	02/21/2007
	Date First Published	02/22/2007 04:05:40 PM
	Date Last Updated	02/25/2007
	CERT Advisory	 
	CVE Name	 
	Metric	0.52
	Document Revision	52

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