Microsoft Edge (Chromium) < 109.0.1518.52 Elevation of Privilege (CVE-2023-21795)

high Nessus Plugin ID 170783


The remote host has an web browser installed that is affected by elevation of privilege.


The version of Microsoft Edge installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 109.0.1518.52. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the January 13, 2023 advisory.

- Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2023-21796. (CVE-2023-21795)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Microsoft Edge version 109.0.1518.52 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 170783

File Name: microsoft_edge_chromium_109_0_1518_52.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1/30/2023

Updated: 2/10/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-21795


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:edge

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Microsoft Edge (Chromium), SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/17/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/13/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-21795

IAVA: 2023-A-0034-S