#VU58166 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Published: 2021-11-15 | Updated: 2021-11-23

Vulnerability identifier: #VU58166

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-38016

CWE-ID: CWE-264

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Google Chromium
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor: Google

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass implemented security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient policy enforcement in background fetch in Google Chrome. A remote attacker can trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website, bypass implemented security measures and gain access to sensitive information.

Mitigation
Update to version 96.0.4664.45.

Vulnerable software versions

Google Chromium: 96.0.4664.0 - 96.0.4664.44


CPE

External links
http://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2021/11/stable-channel-update-for-desktop.html
http://crbug.com/1244289
http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-38016


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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