Owning the box via Web Browser Flaw
Description: You'll never think of how dangerous a link you've clicked! Generally exploiting browser vulnerabilities to gain remote access may bypass firewalls that are protecting your workstation. Firewalls typically block new, inbound connection attempts but allow users behind the firewall to create outbound connections, which allow both parties of that established connection to communicate freely in both directions over that channel. If an attacker wants to attack your firewall-protected computer, he will normally be blocked by your firewall. However, if the attacker instead hosts the domain evil.com and entices you to browse to www.evil.com, he now has a communication channel to interact with your computer. Ref: GHHB.
Size: 11.3 MB
Date: May 2008