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medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5099
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The remote host contains a web browser that is vulnerable multiple attack vectors.


The version of Google Chrome installed on the remote host is earlier than Such versions are reportedly affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A heap overflow exists when evaluating specially crafted regular expressions in Javascript. This could lead to a denial of service or the remote execution of arbitrary code withing the Google Chrome sandbox.

- A memory corruption issue exists in the renderer process that could cause a denial of service or possibly allow arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the logged on user.

- A denial-of-service issue when the application handles a maliciously crafted webpage containing a 'HTMLSelectElement' object with a large length attribute.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5099

Family: Web Clients

Published: 7/16/2009

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 39852

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:google:chrome:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 7/16/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/16/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1692, CVE-2009-2555, CVE-2009-2556, CVE-2009-2535

BID: 35446, 35722, 35723