Google Chrome < ChromeHTML URI Handling Privilege Escalation

medium Nessus Plugin ID 38154


The remote host contains a web browser that is affected by a same origin policy bypass vulnerability.


The version of Google Chrome installed on the remote host is earlier than Such versions are reportedly affected by an issue when handling URLs with a 'chromehtml:' protocol that could allow an attacker to run scripts of his choosing on any page or enumerate files on the local disk.

If a user has Google Chrome installed, visiting an attacker-controlled web page in another browser could cause Google Chrome to launch, open multiple tabs, and load scripts that run after navigating to a URL of the attacker's choice.


Upgrade to Google Chrome or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38154

File Name: google_chrome_1_0_154_59.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/24/2009

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: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:google:chrome

Required KB Items: SMB/Google_Chrome/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/23/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1412

BID: 34704

CWE: 200