AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2006.0305 -- Scripts in eBay Postings May Enable Phishing Attacks
28 April 2006
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: eBay web site(s)
Impact: Access Confidential Data
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: --
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
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
* 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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Apr 27, 2006: Initial release
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