Sunday, February 22, 2015

Improvement of PoC for CVE-2015-0072

In the last post I described the CVE-2015-0072 vulnerability and proposed a PoC for sequentialy stealing cookies from multiple websites. The downside is the required time, which is about 5-7 seconds for each website.

Today I improved the PoC, reducing the time necessary for the exploit to work (about 1 second per website).


  • if0: iframe sourcing the target websites
  • if1: iframe sourcing a local redirector API and executing the blocking script.
In order for the exploit to work, the following actions must be performed in the correct order:
  1. Execution inside if1 of the blocking script. This is done by executing an eval().
  2. Redirect of the if1 location to the same domain of if0.
  3. Resume of the if1 script and javascript injection into if0 location.
The first PoC (as well as my multi target PoC), solved this synchronization problem by delaying the redirect of t1 > 0, so that the eval() could be performed before the redirect, and by blocking the script for t2 > t1.


Instead of using sleeps (or timeouts), I tried with a simple server-side synchronization.
Given the following API:
  • /r/:rand/:id - Redirect to the target site id. rand is the internal session identifier.
  • /d/:rand/:id - Delay the execution for the session rand and the target site id. This API is used to implement the blocking script.
  • /l - Log the query parameters (actual cookie stealing).

This solution can be very fast and will allow to steal cookies from various target websites. During my tests, I need to introduce a little sleep of 500ms (d'oh) between the redirect and the return from delay. However compared to the previous 5000 sec, it's a big improvement!

The source code can be found at:

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