VDB-122555 · CVE-2018-12448 · Qualys 371117

Whale Browser up to 1.3.48 Address Bar input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Whale Browser up to 1.3.48. This issue affects some unknown processing of the component Address Bar. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Whale Browser before 1.3.48.4 displays no URL information but only a title of a web page on the browser's address bar when visiting a non-http page, which allows an attacker to display a malicious web page with a fake domain name.

The bug was discovered 06/15/2018. The weakness was published 08/02/2018 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at cve.naver.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2018-12448 since 06/15/2018. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 48 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 371117 (Naver Whale Browser prior to 1.3.48.4 Fake Domain Name Vulnerability).

Upgrading to version 1.3.48.4 eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.6

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-20
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Whale Browser 1.3.48.4

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Advisory: cve.naver.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2018-12448 (🔍)

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Created: 08/03/2018 07:32 AM
Updated: 03/12/2020 09:00 PM
Changes: (1) vulnerability_discoverydate
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