Google Chrome < 71.0.3578.98

high Nessus Plugin ID 119684


A web browser installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a use after free vulnerability


The version of Google Chrome installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 71.0.3578.98. It is, therefore, affected by a use after free vulnerability in pdfium. This could allow a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted pdf file as noted in Google Chrome stable channel update release notes for 2018/12/12.
Please refer to the release notes for additional information.

Note that Nessus has not attempted to exploit these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Google Chrome version 71.0.3578.98 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119684

File Name: google_chrome_71_0_3578_98.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 12/14/2018

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-17481


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:google:chrome

Required KB Items: SMB/Google_Chrome/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/12/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/12/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17481