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: 2016/06/16

Modified: 2016/06/16

Dependencies: 8092

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:google:chrome_os

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1671