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   ESB-2006.0305 -- Scripts in eBay Postings May Enable Phishing Attacks
                               28 April 2006


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           eBay web site(s)
Publisher:         US-CERT
Impact:            Access Confidential Data
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated

Original Bulletin: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/808921

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                        National Cyber Alert System

                      Cyber Security Alert SA06-117A

Scripts in eBay Postings May Enable Phishing Attacks

   Original release date: April 27, 2006
   Last revised: --
   Source: US-CERT

Systems Affected

     The eBay web site may contain pages that affect various web


     A vulnerability in the eBay web site may allow an attacker to steal
     personal information from eBay customers.


Verify the legitimacy of eBay web pages

     Attackers may use the vulnerability to perform a phishing attack.
     Make sure that the URL is accurate, and check the web site
     certificate to make sure that you are visiting an authentic eBay
     web page.


     eBay allows users to incorporate a type of code, also known as
     scripting, into the auction descriptions on its web site. An
     attacker can use this code to modify pages on eBay's web site or
     redirect you to a malicious web page. These may appear to be
     legitimate eBay web pages that request personal information. Using
     these techniques, an attacker may be able to collect your
     passwords, credit card numbers, or other personal information.

     Please see US-CERT Vulnerability note VU#808921 for details and
     additional workarounds.


     * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#808921 -

     * Securing Your Web Browser -

     * Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks -

     * Understanding Web Site Certificates -

     * eBay's Spoof Email Tutorial -

     * eBay Security Center - <http://pages.ebay.com/securitycenter>


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   Feedback can be directed to US-CERT Technical Staff. Please send
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Revision History

   Apr 27, 2006: Initial release

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