Google Chrome < Security Bypass Vulnerability.

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5234
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The remote host contains a web browser that is vulnerable to remote code execution attacks.


The version of Google Chrome installed on the remote host is earlier than Such versions are potentially affected by a security bypass vulnerability caused by custom headers being incorrectly sent for 'CORS OPTIONS' requests. A malicious web site operator could set custom HTTP headers on cross-origin 'OPTIONS' requests.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5234

Family: Web Clients

Published: 11/13/2009

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 42798

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/12/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/12/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2816

BID: 36997