Google Chrome 18.0.1025306 on Android URI access control

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome 18.0.1025306 on Android (Web Browser) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown function of the component URI Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, and integrity. CVE summarizes:

Google Chrome before 18.0.1025308 on Android does not properly restrict access to file: URLs, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors, as demonstrated by obtaining credential data, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-4903.

The weakness was shared 09/12/2012 by Artem Chaykin as not defined advisory (Website). The advisory is available at The vendor cooperated in the coordination of the public release. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-4906 since 09/13/2012. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. The successful exploitation requires a simple authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

After 5 months, there has been an exploit disclosed. The exploit is available at It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k.

Upgrading to version 18.0.1025308 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (78567), Exploit-DB (37793), SecurityFocus (BID 55523†), OSVDB (85496†) and Secunia (SA50613†).







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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Upgrade: Chrome 18.0.1025308


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Researcher: Artem Chaykin
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-4906 (🔍)
X-Force: 78567
SecurityFocus: 55523 - Google Chrome for Android Prior to 18.0.1025308 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 50613 - Google Chrome for Android Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 85496
Vulnerability Center: 37083 - Google Chrome Before 18.0.1025308 on Android Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability, Medium

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Created: 09/21/2012 10:26 AM
Updated: 06/12/2024 11:54 PM
Changes: 09/21/2012 10:26 AM (77), 04/20/2017 02:23 PM (3), 06/12/2024 11:54 PM (17)
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Committer: olku
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