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Multiple Web Browsers Affected by Clickjacking

September 26th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

DarkFiber Consulting is aware of public reports of a new cross-browser exploit technique called “Clickjacking.” According to one of the reports, Clickjacking gives an attacker the ability to trick a user into clicking on something only barely or momentarily noticeable. Therefore, if a user clicks on a web page, they may actually be clicking on content from another page. A separate report indicates that this flaw affects most web browsers and that no fix is available, but that disabling browser scripting and plug-ins may help mitigate some of the risks.

An additional report suggests that Firefox users consider using the NoScript plug-in as an added preventative measure. Disabling IFRAMEs by default, as outlined in the Securing Your Web Browser document, is reported to protect against the vulnerability.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to review the report and follow the security recommendations as described in the Securing Your Web Browser document to help mitigate some of the risks.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Webex Meeting Manager ActiveX Control Vulnerability

August 11th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

DarkFiber Consulting is aware of public reports of a vulnerability that affects Webex Meeting Manager. This vulnerability is due to improper handling of arguments passed to the “NewObject()” method within the WebexUCFObject ActiveX control (atucfobj.dll). By convincing a user to visit a specially crafted web page, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

Public reports indicate that Webex has addressed this issue in Meeting Manager version 20.2008.2606.4919. DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to upgrade to this version or set the kill bit for CLSID 32E26FD9-F435-4A20-A561-35D4B987CFDC. Information about how to set a kill bit can be found in Microsoft Support Article 240797.