Malicious "Youtube player" Add-On

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

()

Toolkit
Blocklisting
RESOLVED FIXED
6 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: MarkH, Assigned: jorgev)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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(1 attachment)

10.86 KB, application/octet-stream
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(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
Created attachment 587610 [details]
YXH-youtube_player.xpi.zip

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_7_2) AppleWebKit/535.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/16.0.912.75 Safari/535.7

Steps to reproduce:

Downloaded and installed the "Youtube player" add-on from a malicious site, http://bbpeonf14.blogspot[.]com/.

The malicious add-ons is currently hosted at http://anyhub[.]net/file/7av-youtube_player.xpi



Actual results:

Once installed, this add-on injects a series of <script> tags and hidden <iframes> into the DOM.  Those script tags and iframes continually reload a series of banner ads, to generate revenue for the add-on authors.

It provides no service to the user/victim, does not do what it claims (play Youtube videos), and brings browser performance to a crawl.


Expected results:

It shouldn't have done anything it actually did.
(Assignee)

Updated

6 years ago
Assignee: nobody → jorge
Status: UNCONFIRMED → ASSIGNED
Ever confirmed: true
(Assignee)

Comment 1

6 years ago
Blocked at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/i51
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Please file these bugs in Blocklisting component in the future.
Component: Add-on Security → Blocklisting
Product: addons.mozilla.org → Toolkit
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