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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: JavaScript Injection Attack Reply with quote

JavaScript injection attacks seem to be the in thing these days. Malware writers are increasingly utilizing such attacks as a better means to spread their work.

As little as a year ago, the bad guys were dependent on enticing people to follow links that pointed to malicious websites (via e-mail, search links, or IM worms). Today, they are using JavaScript injection attacks to simply "steal" a website's visitors, and it has become something of a Swiss Army Knife for underground hackers to spread their malware worldwide.

...The malicious site attempts two different methods to attack its visitors. The first is an attempt to exploit a Microsoft MDAC RDS.Dataspace ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (MS06-014)...The second attack attempted is a drive-by download, which affects not only the IE browsers, but also Firefox 1.0 & 2.0 browsers. This attack uses JavaScript to detect the browser's type, then uses Adobe Flash exploits to download and execute a malicious binary file onto the system...

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