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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


Google Chrome before attempts to make direct connections to web sites when all configured proxy servers are unavailable, which allows remote HTTP servers to obtain potentially sensitive information about the identity of a client user via standard HTTP logging, as demonstrated by a proxy server that was configured for the purpose of anonymity.

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CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published