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Improper Access Control


Severity High
Score 8.1/10


Insufficient policy enforcement in File System API in Google Chrome on Windows prior to 89.0.4389.72 allowed a remote attacker to bypass filesystem restrictions via a crafted HTML page.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Listed 5th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', improper (or broken) access control attacks are a fundamental type of vulnerability. This includes a broad range of design flaws that enable users to act outside of their intended permissions. They can use these privileges to gain access to restricted files and functionality such as accessing restricted information, falsifying records, destroying data, or executing commands.

Advisory Timeline

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