Google Chrome for Android < 50.0.2661.102 Directory Traversal

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9375


The remote mobile host is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability.


The version of Google Chrome for Android on the remote mobile host is prior to 50.0.2661.102 and thus unpatched for a flaw in the 'FileURLToFilePath()' function in 'net/base/' that allows traversing outside of a restricted path. The issue is due to the program not properly sanitizing user input, specifically path traversal style attacks (e.g. '../') supplied via the file scheme. This may allow an attacker to have an unspecified impact.


Update Chrome for Android to version 50.0.2661.102 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9375

Published: 6/16/2016

Updated: 3/6/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:google:chrome_os:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 5/11/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/23/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1671