Note: This post is going to be a bit different from the previous Chrome extension vulnerability writeups. I’m going to actually walk through the code along with you to show you how tracing through an extension generally works. For this reason the whole thing is a bit lengthy.
While scanning various Chrome extensions with tarnish I found the popular Chrome extensions Video Downloader for Chrome version 184.108.40.206 (8.2 million users) and Video Downloader Plus (7.3 million users) suffers from a Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in their browser action page. All that is required to exploit these extensions is for a victim to navigate to an attacker-controlled page.