By John Leyden
3rd July 2009
The Month Of Twitter Bugs has begun with the publication of a flaw in a
URL shortening service often used in conjunction with the micro-blogging
Four cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in the bit.ly
URL-shrinking service were published on Wednesday. TweetDeck, one of the
most popular Twitter clients, integrates bit.ly, making the flaws much
more risky than might otherwise be the case. Fortunately, three of the
fours bugs were fixed before an alert was published. The last flaw was
addressed hours after the release of a notice via Twitpwn, the home page
of the Month Of Twitter Bugs project.
On Thursday, the Twitpwn project published details of a resolved
cross-site scripting flaw in HootSuite toolbox.
The Month of Bugs series was inaugurated three years about with a four
week period that offered a different browser bugs every day. Originally,
the brainchild of HD Moore, of Metasploit fame, noted researcher Aviv
Raff is applying the idea to Twitter and associated service during July.
He notes that the idea might just have easily be applied to any other
Web 2.0 service.
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