NETMYSOFT Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Laxman Muthiyah spotted a freebooting vulnerability on Facebook‘s Rights Manager platform. Freebooting means the act of downloading someone else’s pirated content and uploading it on another online platform.
Facebook recently introduced the Rights Manager tool. Basically, the tool gets aproval in advance for a few official pages and allows them to detect and claim their copyrighted videos uploaded to Facebook. The bug occured due to insufficient permision checks on the tool. In essence, it allows an unauthorized user to read, edit and delete source video or manipulate a detected pirated video.
Muthiyah recieved a $4,000 reward after reporting the now patched bug to the social media platform.