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LastPass Site Password-Stealing Clickjacking Vulnerability

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LastPass Site Password-Stealing Clickjacking Vulnerability

Release Date

July 1, 2015

Patch Date

April 22, 2015 - Patch issued for Chrome

Reported Date

April 3, 2015



Systems Affected

LastPass browser extension <3.9.2 for all browsers. Exploit is browser agnostic.


LastPass, a popular password management service with extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer, suffers from a clickjacking vulnerability. It can be exploited on sites without proper X-Frame-Options headers to steal passwords. The password autofill dialogue can be overlaid with a deceptive webpage that tricks users into copying and then pasting passwords into an attacker’s site.

Vendor Status

LastPass was alerted about this vulnerability via their security issue reporting system on April 3, 2015. The LastPass team confirmed the issue on April 4, 2015 and a patch for the Chrome web browser was released on April 22, 2015. A patch for Internet Explorer soon followed.

Exploit Availability

This exploit works by clickjacking a target website; it overlays a deceptive DOM element to hide the framed site from view. The victim is then presented with various prompts designed to trick him into copying the LastPass saved password for the target site. An example of this deceptive layout can be seen below:


When the deceptive DOM overlay is made slightly transparent, it is revealed that the user is actually using the LastPass saved password menu, as seen here:


By clicking through these dialogue options, the victim is unknowingly selecting and copying the site's password to his clipboard. The victim is then finally prompted to paste the "Agreement Text" back into a text box — unaware that he’s just copied the target site's password:


The password is then stolen via JavaScript:



Matt Bryant of Bishop Fox

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability potentially allows for the disclosure of LastPass saved passwords for services such as bank accounts, email accounts, and other accounts that contain sensitive information. Due to LastPass’s quick response, all current versions are safe from this attack. To patch against this vulnerability, please update your LastPass add-on/extension to the latest version.

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About the author, Matt Bryant

Bishop Fox Alumnus

Matt Bryant is a security researcher. He was formerly a consultant at Bishop Fox.

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