[Owasp-sanantonio] Reminder: OWASP Meeting Thursday

Dan Cornell dan at denimgroup.com
Mon Apr 23 09:58:03 EDT 2007


This is a reminder that the April OWASP San Antonio meeting is this
Thursday April 26th at 11:00am at the San Antonio Technology Center.
The speaker is Guy Podjarney from Watchfire and he will be talking about
hacking Google Desktop.  Should be a great presentation.  See below for
full details and please note the slightly earlier meeting time
(11:00am).  Hope to see folks there!




San Antonio OWASP Chapter: April 2007 Meeting
Topic: Overtaking Google Desktop
Presenter: Guy Podjarney (Watchfire Corporation)
Date: April 26th, 2007, 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Antonio Technology Center (Web Room)
3463 Magic Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229

This presentation will describe an innovative attack methodology against
Google Desktop which enables an attacker to achieve remote, persistent
access to virtual all data on the victim machine, and can further lead
to full system control as well.
The attack leverages vulnerabilities in Google.com web site and Google
Desktop, allowing malicious JavaScript to be injected into different
responses. In addition, it leverages the integration between Google.com
and Google Desktop.

A significant aspect of this attack is that it emphasizes the danger of
the integration between desktop applications and Web based applications,
as this opens an aperture for a malicious attacker to escalate his/her
privileges by crossing from the Web environment to the desktop
application environment.

The attack also highlights the risks associated with a fully Web based
desktop application, and with a tool like Google Desktop which allows
easy access to virtual all information on the host machine.

In the presentation we'll review the different steps of the attack,
demonstrating skipping from the Web to Google Desktop, overcoming
various protection mechanisms built into Google Desktop, and finally
exploiting the vulnerability in various ways.

Presenter Bio:
Guy Podjarny is Senior Security Analyst with Waltham-based Watchfire, a
provider of software and service to help ensure the security and
compliance of websites.
Guy joined Watchfire in 2004 bringing with him several years of senior
product development and web application security expertise from previous
roles including Sanctum. As senior security analyst Guy is integral to
the development and evolution of Watchfire's market leading AppScan
solution. He is also closely involved with researching and evaluating
technologies and helping define and influence strategic directions for
Watchfire's security solutions.

Guy has spoken at security events, participates in industry working
groups and has contributed to several whitepapers and articles on
application security.

Sodas and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring a brown-bag

Please RSVP: E-mail owasprsvp at denimgroup.com or call (210) 572-4400.

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