Clickjuggler: Checking for incomplete defenses against clickjacking

Yusuke Takamatsu, Kenji Kono

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Abstract

Clickjacking is a new attack which exploits a vulnerability in web applications. It tricks victims into clicking on something different from what they perceive they are clicking on. The victims may reveal confidential information or start unintended online transactions. Clickjacking can be prevented if appropriate countermeasures such as frame busting are implemented in web applications. However, the correct implementation is not easy. A trivial mistake in the implementation leads to evasion of the countermeasures. For the correct implementation, web developers must have intimate knowledge on evasion techniques of the countermeasures. In this paper, we propose Clickjuggler, an automated tool for checking for defenses against clickjacking during the development. Clickjuggler generates clickjacking attacks, performs those attacks on web applications, and checks whether the attacks are successful or not. By automating the process of checking for the clickjacking vulnerabilities, web developers are released from the burden of checking the correctness of their implementation. Unskillful developers can benefit from Clickjuggler since no special knowledge on clickjacking is needed to use Clickjuggler. Our experimental results demonstrate that Clickjuggler can check for the clickjacking vulnerabilities in 4 real-world web applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 12th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2014
EditorsAli Miri, Audun Josang, Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Urs Hengartner, Nen-Fu Huang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages224-231
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935031
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event2014 12th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2014 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2014 Jul 232014 Jul 24

Publication series

Name2014 12th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2014

Other

Other2014 12th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period14/7/2314/7/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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