Google Chrome up to 52.x DevTools input validation

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome up to 52.x (Web Browser) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality of the component DevTools. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 01/24/2018. The weakness was presented 01/24/2018 by Masato Kinugawa (Paul) with Tencent (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2018-6046 since 01/23/2018. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 02/03/2023). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 106486 (Google Chrome < 64.0.3282.119 Multiple Vulnerabilities (macOS)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 236634 (Red Hat Update for chromium-browser (RHSA-2018:0265)).

Upgrading to version 53.0 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (106486). See 112550, 112551, 112552 and 112553 for similar entries.







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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 106486
Nessus Name: Google Chrome < 64.0.3282.119 Multiple Vulnerabilities (macOS)
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OpenVAS ID: 864007
OpenVAS Name: Google Chrome Security Updates(stable-channel-update-for-desktop_24-2018-01)-Linux
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome 53.0


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Advisory: RHSA-2018:0265
Researcher: Masato Kinugawa (Paul)
Organization: Tencent
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-6046 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1040282
SecurityFocus: 102797 - Google Chrome Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 01/28/2018 10:38 AM
Updated: 02/03/2023 08:22 AM
Changes: 01/28/2018 10:38 AM (78), 12/30/2019 03:55 PM (11), 02/03/2023 08:22 AM (4)
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