Google Chrome HREF information disclosure

google-chrome-href-info-disclosure (55683) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


Google Chrome could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. By placing the site's URL in the HREF attribute of a stylesheet LINK element, then reading the document.styleSheets[0].href property value, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain a redirected target URL for another user's session.


Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
Temporal Score: 3.9
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of Google Chrome ( or later), available from the Google Chrome Web site. See References.


  • Google Web site: Google Chrome Frame-Bring open web technologies to your browser.
  • No More Root Blog, Jan 9, 2010: No More Root: Little bug in Safari and Google Chrome.
  • BID-38177: Google Chrome prior to Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2010-0315: WebKit before r53607, as used in Google Chrome before, allows remote attackers to discover a redirect's target URL, for the session of a specific user of a web site, by placing the site's URL in the HREF attribute of a stylesheet LINK element, and then reading the document.styleSheets[0].href property value, related to an IFRAME element.
  • SA38545: Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023583: Google Chrome Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Obtain Information
  • SUSE-SR:2011:002: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Google Chrome


Jan 09, 2010

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