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Google Chrome Vulnerability: CVE-2011-3389

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
4 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) September 06, 2011 January 31, 2013 March 03, 2014

Description

The SSL protocol, as used in certain configurations in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and other products, encrypts data by using CBC mode with chained initialization vectors, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to obtain plaintext HTTP headers via a blockwise chosen-boundary attack (BCBA) on an HTTPS session, in conjunction with JavaScript code that uses (1) the HTML5 WebSocket API, (2) the Java URLConnection API, or (3) the Silverlight WebClient API, aka a "BEAST" attack.

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References

Solution

Google Chrome < 15.0.874.102

Upgrade to Google Chrome version 15.0.874.102

Install version 15.0.874.102 of Google Chrome from the Google Chrome page.

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