Android Browser in Android < 4.4 Same Origin Policy Bypass

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8543


The mobile Android host is running a vulnerable browser.


The native browser in versions of Android earlier than 4.4 is exposed to a same-origin policy bypass vulnerability, which allows one origin to access resources and properties of a site on another origin via web script. This exposes the victim to potential unauthorized access and information disclosure.


Upgrade to Android 4.4 if possible, or utilize a different browser.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8543

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2014/10/15

Modified: 2016/12/10

Dependencies: 5287

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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


Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.2


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:google:android_browser

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6041

BID: 70408, 70394