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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Google Desktop Cross-Site Scripting Flaw

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks version of Google Desktop

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote host has an application installed that is vulnerable to a
local cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Description :

The version of Google Desktop installed on the remote host is
vulnerable to a cross-site scripting flaw because it fails to properly
encode the output for the 'under' keyword. This issue cannot be
directly exploited remotely, however when used in conjunction with a
known Google.com cross-site scripting vulnerability to extract the
unique signature associated with Google Desktop software, and might
permit a possible hacker to query a victim's system for sensitive
information.

See also :

http://download.watchfire.com/googledesktopdemo/index.htm
http://download.watchfire.com/whitepapers/Overtaking-Google-Desktop.pdf
http://desktop.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=14280

Solution:

Google Desktop automatically updates itself when a new version of the
software is available. However in some cases it may not be able to
update itself due to network connectivity issues. Please ensure that
Google Desktop version 5.0.0701.30540 or later is installed.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.0
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:C/I:C/A:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 22650

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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