OSVDB ID: 85434

Title: Google Chrome for Android Same Origin Policy Bypass Local Symlink Weakness

Info

Disclosure

Sep 12, 2012

Discovery

Unknown

Dates

Exploit

Jan 07, 2013

Solution

Sep 12, 2012

Description

Google Chrome for Android contains a flaw that may allow a malicious app to bypass the same origin policy on the system. The issue is due to the program creating temporary files insecurely. It is possible for a malicious app to use a symlink attack against 'file: web pages' to cause the program to unexpectedly write to an attacker specified destination and disclose sensitive information like the contents of the Cookies file.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required, Mobile Phone / Hand-held Device
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Private
Disclosure: Vendor Verified, Coordinated Disclosure
OSVDB: Web Related

Solution

Upgrade to version 18.0.1025308 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Google, Inc.

Chrome

18.0.1025306

References

Credit

Unknown or Incomplete



Direct URL: http://osvdb.org/85434