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Improper Verification of Cryptographic Signature


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Google Chrome before 17.0.963.46 does not properly check signatures, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via unspecified vectors.

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CWE-347 - Improper Verification of Cryptographic Signature

A cryptographic protocol is meant to ensure that services are provided in a secure manner. An application with absent or improper verification of cryptographic signatures allows malicious users to feed false messages to valid users or to disclose sensitive data, subverting the goals of the protocol. This can lead to security failures such as false authentication, account hijacking, and privilege escalation.


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