Google Chrome up to 52.x XSS Auditor Referrer cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome up to 52.x (Web Browser). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects an unknown code of the component XSS Auditor. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability (Referrer). Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-79. The product does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. Impacted is confidentiality.

The bug was discovered 01/24/2018. The weakness was released 01/24/2018 by Masato Kinugawa (Paul) with Tencent (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2018-6051 since 01/23/2018. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 02/03/2023). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

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 370741 (Google Chrome Prior to 64.0.3282.119 Multiple Vulnerabilites.).

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). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 112550, 112551, 112552 and 112553.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.2

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.1
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Name: Referrer
Class: Cross site scripting / Referrer
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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: 64134
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for qt5-qtwebengine FEDORA-2018-e08d828ed9
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome 53.0


01/23/2018 🔍
01/24/2018 +1 days 🔍
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01/25/2018 +1 days 🔍
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09/25/2018 +237 days 🔍
02/03/2023 +1592 days 🔍



Advisory: RHSA-2018:0265
Researcher: Masato Kinugawa (Paul)
Organization: Tencent
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-6051 (🔍)

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

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Created: 01/28/2018 10:38 AM
Updated: 02/03/2023 08:31 AM
Changes: 01/28/2018 10:38 AM (79), 12/30/2019 04:06 PM (11), 02/03/2023 08:31 AM (4)
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