Google Desktop Search is reportedly affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability. This issue is due to a failure of the application to properly sanitize HTML tag content.
An attacker may leverage this issue to execute arbitrary client-side script code in an unsuspecting user's browser, facilitating theft of cookie-based authentication credentials and other attacks.
In the following URI the '<targetWebSite>' must be replaced with an arbitrary Web site:
http://<targetWebSite>/search?q=txt&meta="><script>alert("BUG")</script><a = "