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Improper Privilege Management


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


Insufficient policy enforcement in extensions in Google Chrome prior to 78.0.3904.70 allowed an attacker who convinced a user to install a malicious extension to leak cross-origin data via a crafted Chrome Extension.

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CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

An effective privilege management infrastructure provides valid users with required access and privileges across heterogeneous technology environments. An application with a faulty privilege management infrastructure allows higher than authorized privileges or enables privilege escalation. This can lead to security incidents such as system infiltration, data breach, and complete system takeover.

Advisory Timeline

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