Google Chrome < 59.0.3071.115 Character Sanitization Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 700343


The remote host is utilizing a web browser that is affected by a character sanitization issue.


The version of Google Chrome installed on the remote host is prior to 59.0.3071.115, and is affected by a flaw that is triggered as it does not properly limit U+0620 characters (Arabic letter KASHMIRI YEH) before displaying them as Unicode. With a specially crafted IDN domain, a context-dependent attacker can spoof a valid URL and conduct phishing attacks.


Upgrade to Chrome version 59.0.3071.115 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 700343

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2018/08/23

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 4645

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:google:chrome

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5090

BID: 101591