Google Chrome < Buffer Overflow vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5082


The remote host contains a web browser that is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack.


The version of Google Chrome installed on the remote host is earlier than Such versions are reportedly affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability when handling certain responses from HTTP servers. An attacker could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the logged on user.


Upgrade to Google Chrome or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5082

File Name: 5082.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 4645

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2121

BID: 35462, 35463

OSVDB: 55278