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Incorrect Authorization

CVE-2019-5879

Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10

Summary

Insufficient policy enforcement in extensions in Google Chrome prior to 77.0.3865.75 allowed an attacker who convinced a user to install a malicious extension to read local files via a crafted Chrome Extension.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-863 - Incorrect Authorization

Authorization is a security mechanism performed by an application to grant or deny access to the requested resources by verifying the privileges of the user. When an application lacks effective authorization mechanisms, it enables unauthorized users to gain unintended privileges and illegitimate access to resources. Such a vulnerability may result in exposure of sensitive information, denial of service, arbitrary code execution, and complete system takeover.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published