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Google Chrome Vulnerability: CVE-2017-5078 Possible command injection in mailto handling

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Google Chrome Vulnerability: CVE-2017-5078 Possible command injection in mailto handling

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/27/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/06/2017
Modified
11/08/2023

Description

Insufficient validation of untrusted input in Blink's mailto: handling in Google Chrome prior to 59.0.3071.86 for Linux, Windows, and Mac allowed a remote attacker to perform command injection via a crafted HTML page, a similar issue to CVE-2004-0121. For example, characters such as * have an incorrect interaction with xdg-email in xdg-utils, and a space character can be used in front of a command-line argument.

Solution(s)

  • google-chrome-upgrade-latest

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