Google Chrome prior 68.0.3440.75 File Access information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome (Web Browser). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the component File Access. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability (File). Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 07/24/2018. The weakness was presented 01/09/2019 by Natalie Silvanovich with UC Berkeley (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2018-6179 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. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/26/2023). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.This vulnerability is assigned to T1592 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 3 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 111407 (FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (b9c525d9-9198-11e8-beba-080027ef1a23)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 277514 (Fedora Security Update for chromium (FEDORA-2018-499f2dbc96)).

Upgrading to version 68.0.3440.75 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (111407). See 115410, 119547, 127496 and 128918 for similar entries.






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CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.2

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Name: File
Class: Information disclosure / File
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 111407
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (b9c525d9-9198-11e8-beba-080027ef1a23)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome 68.0.3440.75


01/23/2018 🔍
07/24/2018 +182 days 🔍
07/24/2018 +0 days 🔍
07/27/2018 +3 days 🔍
07/30/2018 +3 days 🔍
01/09/2019 +163 days 🔍
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01/10/2019 +1 days 🔍
06/26/2023 +1628 days 🔍



Advisory: RHSA-2018:2282
Researcher: Natalie Silvanovich
Organization: UC Berkeley
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2018-6179 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 104887 - Google Chrome Prior to 68.0.3440.75 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 01/10/2019 09:42 PM
Updated: 06/26/2023 08:24 AM
Changes: 01/10/2019 09:42 PM (80), 04/28/2020 11:20 AM (5), 06/26/2023 08:24 AM (4)
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