Google Chrome up to 55 Blink Universal cross site scripting

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A vulnerability has been found in Google Chrome up to 55 (Web Browser) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component Blink. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability (Universal). The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect integrity.

The bug was discovered 12/01/2016. The weakness was published 01/19/2017 by Abdulrahman Alqabandi (xisigr) with Qihoo 360 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-5208 since 05/31/2016. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/01/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 8 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 95661 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : oxide-qt vulnerabilities (USN-3153-1)), 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 236207 (Red Hat Update for Chromium-browser Security (RHSA-2016:2919)).

Upgrading to version 55.0.2883.75 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (95661). Similar entries are available at 95480, 95481, 95482 and 95483.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

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

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 95661
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : oxide-qt vulnerabilities (USN-3153-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 900236
OpenVAS Name: SuSE Update for Chromium openSUSE-SU-2016:3108-1 (Chromium)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome 55.0.2883.75


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Advisory: USN-3153-1
Researcher: Abdulrahman Alqabandi (xisigr)
Organization: Qihoo 360
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-5208 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 94633 - Google Chrome Prior to 55.0.2883.75 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-5208 - Google - Chrome - Universal Cross-Site Scripting Issue

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Created: 01/19/2017 09:41 AM
Updated: 11/01/2022 11:21 AM
Changes: 01/19/2017 09:41 AM (78), 07/24/2020 02:59 PM (10), 11/01/2022 11:14 AM (3), 11/01/2022 11:21 AM (1)
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