Google Chrome up to 51 Blink devtools.js remoteFrontendUrl access control

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Google Chrome up to 51 (Web Browser). Affected is some unknown processing of the file WebKit/Source/devtools/front_end/devtools.js of the component Blink. The manipulation of the argument remoteFrontendUrl with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-284. The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 06/05/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-1699 since 01/12/2016. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 08/23/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 91498 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : oxide-qt vulnerabilities (USN-2992-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 236022 (Red Hat Update for chromium-browser (RHSA-2016:1201)).

Upgrading to version 51.0.2704.79 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at A possible mitigation has been published 1 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (91498). The entries 87741, 87742, 87743 and 87745 are related to this item.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.7
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.5

VulDB Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Temp Score: 8.4
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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 91498
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : oxide-qt vulnerabilities (USN-2992-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 865483
OpenVAS Name: Google Chrome Security Updates(stable-channel-update-2016-06)-MAC OS X
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome 51.0.2704.79


01/12/2016 🔍
06/05/2016 +145 days 🔍
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06/06/2016 +1 days 🔍
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08/23/2022 +2268 days 🔍



Advisory: USN-2992-1
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-1699 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1036026

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Created: 06/06/2016 03:36 PM
Updated: 08/23/2022 07:14 AM
Changes: 06/06/2016 03:36 PM (71), 01/06/2019 10:25 AM (11), 08/23/2022 07:07 AM (4), 08/23/2022 07:14 AM (1)
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