PT-2012-47: Information disclosure in Google Chrome on Android

(PT-2012-47) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Information disclosure in Google Chrome on Android

Vulnerable software

Google Chrome on Android
Version: 18.0.1025123 and earlier

Application link:

Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: Information disclosure
Access Vector: Remote  

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 5.0
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVE: CVE-2012-4903

Software description

Google Chrome is a web browser for Android.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected "Information disclosure " vulnerability in Google Chrome on Android.

Google Chrome on Android does not properly restrict access to file: URLs, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors, as demonstrated by obtaining credential data.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version

Advisory status

20.07.2012 - Vendor is notified
20.07.2012 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
12.09.2012 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
21.09.2012 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability has discovered by Artem Chaykin, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:

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The principal activities of the company include the development of integrated tools for information security monitoring (MaxPatrol); providing IT security consulting services and technical support; development of the Securitylab leading Russian information security portal.

Among the clients of Positive Technologies, there are more than 40 state enterprises, more than 50 banks and financial organizations, 20 telecommunication companies, more than 40 plant facilities, as well as IT, service and retail companies from Russia, the CIS countries, the Baltic States, China, Ecuador, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Republic of South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, and the USA.

Positive Technologies is a team of highly skilled developers, advisers and experts with years of vast hands-on experience. The company specialists possess professional titles and certificates; they are the members of various international societies and are actively involved in the IT security field development.