For convenience of millions of users Origin supports URL that begins with «origin://».Such links make possible to open application quickly and download a game, following a simple link from the website.
Researchers of Undergo Security found that using this bag intruders could make links “origin://../malware”, that would enable attackers to use any application with the rights of current user.
“An attacker could’ve ran anything they wanted,” – argue Underdog Security experts.
Specialists explain that potential cybercriminals could also transit PowerShell commands to vulnerable PC, in this way loading in system additional malware and installing it.
Malware origin:// link could be sent user in a letter or published on intruders’ web-page. In combination with XSS-vulnerability exploit could also work independently, without victim’s participation.
Moreover, bug allowed abduction of tokens from users’ accounts with the use of simple one-line code. As a result, criminals got access to user’s account without a password.
‘Popping calc’ to demonstrate a remote code execution bug in Origin
EA developers already eliminated this problem; update for vulnerability issued on Monday, April 15, 2019.