Fortinet Discovers Naver Whale Browser UnQuoted Service Path Vulnerability
Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered an unquoted service path Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Naver Whale Browser for Windows.
Naver Whale is a freeware web browser developed by Naver Corporation. The browser is based on Chromium since its inception in 2011 and therefore Google Chrome apps are also compatible with the browser. The Naver Whale browser also has its own extensions that can be accessed through the Whale Store. Whale Browser is accessible through client desktop software and mobile apps. It is one of web browsers for Korea and quickly becoming the most popular and most used browser in the region.
Successful exploitation of this discovered vulnerability could potentially allow an authorized but non-privileged local user to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges on the system.
Users should apply the solution provided by Naver.
Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Naver on March 16, 2018.
Naver confirmed the vulnerability on March 20, 2018.
Naver released patch for it on March 20, 2018.
This vulnerability was discovered by Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.