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computer vulnerability alert 18606

AVG AntiVirus: information disclosure via Chrome Extension

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can use a vulnerability in the Chrome extension of AVG AntiVirus, in order to obtain sensitive information.
Vulnerable products: AVG AntiVirus.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Consequences of a hack: data reading.
Hacker's origin: internet server.
Creation date: 29/12/2015.
Références of this bulletin: VIGILANCE-VUL-18606.

Description of the vulnerability

The AVG AntiVirus product installs the "AVG Web TuneUp" extension in Chrome, in order to monitor web activities.

However, an attacker can send JavaScript messages to this extension, to bypass access restrictions to data.

An attacker can therefore use a vulnerability in the Chrome extension of AVG AntiVirus, in order to obtain sensitive information.
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