Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Google Desktop allows remote attackers to bypass protection schemes and inject arbitrary web script or HTML, and possibly gain full access to the system, by using an XSS vulnerability in google.com to extract the signature for the internal web server, then calling the "under" parameter in Advanced Search with the proper signature.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service
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US-CERT Vulnerability Note:
20070221 Overtaking Google Desktop
20070222 RE: Overtaking Google Desktop
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