Google Chrome < 39.0.2171.71 Flash Player Remote Code Execution

critical Nessus Plugin ID 79578
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The remote Windows host contains a web browser that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Google Chrome installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 39.0.2171.71. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the included Flash Player plugin, which is due to the processing of a dereferenced memory pointer.


Upgrade to Google Chrome 39.0.2171.71 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 79578

File Name: google_chrome_39_0_2171_71.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 11/26/2014

Updated: 11/25/2019

Dependencies: google_chrome_installed.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-8439


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:google:chrome

Required KB Items: SMB/Google_Chrome/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/25/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/25/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8439

BID: 71289