#1048 FeedValidator.org is blocked as an attack site

security (1)
B Kat

One of my feeds was listed as having problems and Liferea suggested validating it at feedvalidator.org. When I went there, firefox blocked it as an attack site with the following report:

Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for feedvalidator.org

What is the current listing status for feedvalidator.org?

Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 3 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 2 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-12-13, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-12-13.

Malicious software includes 2 exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 2 new process(es) on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 3 domain(s), including guchpaygoogles.net/, guchpaygoogles.info/,

This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS32244 (LIQUID).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, feedvalidator.org did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?

Yes, this site has hosted malicious software over the past 90 days. It infected 1 domain(s), including inyourneighbourhood.wordpress.com/.

How did this happen?

In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Next steps:

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Should liferea be linking to this site?


  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2012-12-24

    Thank you for reporting this! I removed all links to feedvalidator.org from the code, the FAQ and the homepage.

    To be released soon with 1.8.11 and 1.10-RC1

  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2012-12-25
    • labels: --> security
    • status: open --> open-fixed
    • assigned_to: Lars Windolf
  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2013-01-30

    Released in both 1.8.11 and 1.10-RC1 now.

  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2013-01-30
    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed