Publication Type:

Book Chapter

Source:

Proceedings of the International Conference on Soft Computing Systems: ICSCS 2015, , Springer India, Volume 2, New Delhi, p.99–112 (2016)

ISBN:

9788132226741

URL:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2674-1_10

Keywords:

Extensions, Vulnerability, Web browsers

Abstract:

<p>Web browser is a software application using which we can perform most of the internet-based activities. The commonly used browsers are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera Mini, and Internet Explorer. Many web applications provide extensions to these browsers to enhance their functionality, while some of the extensions perform malicious activities to get access to the sensitive data without the user’s knowledge. This paper presents a review of the research done on the browser extension vulnerabilities. We found that the most of the researches were done for Firefox and Chrome extensions. Static analysis technique was used in most of the solutions proposed by various researchers. There is no ready to use tool for evaluating the vulnerable behavior of an extension. Hence there is need for more research to evaluate and eliminate the vulnerabilities in web browser extensions.</p>

Cite this Research Publication

J. Arunagiri, Rakhi, S., and Jevitha, K. P., “A Systematic Review of Security Measures for Web Browser Extension Vulnerabilities”, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Soft Computing Systems: ICSCS 2015, , vol. 2, P. L. Suresh and Panigrahi, K. Bijaya, Eds. New Delhi: Springer India, 2016, pp. 99–112.