My project Month of Search Engines Bugs has finished and I’m summing up.
In the project took part 33 search engines (30 web engines and 3 local engines) of 19 vendors, some vendors have several engines. The list of project’s participants (in order of appearance): Meta, Yahoo, HotBot, Gigablast, MSN, Clusty, Yandex, Yandex.Server (local engine), Search Europe, Rambler, Ask.com, Ezilon, AltaVista, AltaVista local (local engine), MetaCrawler, Mamma, Google, Google Custom Search Engine (local engine), My Way, Lycos, Aport, Netscape Search, WebCrawler, Dogpile, AOL Search, My Search, My Web Search, LookSmart, DMOZ (Open Directory Project), InfoSpace, Euroseek, Kelkoo, Excite.
Altogether there were published 104 vulnerabilities in mentioned engines. Including Cross-Site Scripting (as XSS, and as HTML Injection), Full path disclosure, Content Spoofing and Information disclosure vulnerabilities. It is without taking into account redirectors in search engines (altogether there were published 23 redirectors).
Results of the projects: fixed 44 vulnerabilities from 104 (without taking into account redirectors). It is 42,31% fixed vulnerabilities. Owners of search engines have a place for improvements of their engines’ security.
Note, that from all search engines vendors only two thanked me (from 19 vendors of 33 search engines), for time that I spent on them, for searching vulnerabilities in their systems and for helping of improvement of their engines’ security (these were Rambler and Ezilon). But all others owners of search engines even didn’t think (were lazy) to do that. That is very unethical from their side and they need to work under their ethic and culture.
As I wrote in project description, I decided to define winners of Month of Search Engines Bugs in two nominations. During conducting of the project every visitor of the site could vote for the bug that he like with posting a comment in appropriate post. Today I counted up votes of visitors and I was announcing of the winners.
Results of voting:
Best bug of MOSEB MustLive Choice
Also draw attention at MOSEB-05 Bonus: Vulnerabilities at autos.msn.com, at both of these projects of MSN vulnerabilities based on Expressive comments space-hack filters bypass technique.
Best bug of MOSEB Visitors Choice
It is interesting vulnerability, besides it’s most dangerous bug of MOSEB.
The list of TOP5 bugs of MOSEB (by visitors choice):
- MOSEB-20 Bonus: Google dorks strikes back
- MOSEB-06: Vulnerabilities at clusty.com
- MOSEB-05: Vulnerability at shopping.msn.com
- MOSEB-15: Vulnerabilities at images.google.com
- MOSEB-10: Vulnerabilities at www.ask.com
I congratulate the winners Microsoft and Google! You make the best vulnerabilities in your engines . Others search engines developers need to learn from you. But all vendors need to work on improvement of their engines’ security.
Thanks for watching MOSEB project. Best regards. And attend to your security.
By the way, before conducting of this project (MOSEB), I conducted one more interesting project of disclosing vulnerabilities at important sites. In January I was conducting presidents fiesta - I was publishing holes in sites of presidents (certainly I informed administration of these sites about the vulnerabilities).
- Vulnerability at the site of President of Ukraine
- Vulnerability at the site of President of Russia
- Vulnerability at the site of President of USA
- Vulnerability at the site of President of Byelorussia
- Vulnerability at the site of President of Slovakia
You can acquaint yourself with them also.