Google Chrome up to 57 PDFium PDF File use after free

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Google Chrome up to 57 (Web Browser). Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the component PDFium. The manipulation as part of a PDF File leads to a use after free vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-416. Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 03/09/2017. The weakness was published 04/24/2017 by Holger Fuhrmannek with Tencent (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-5036 since 01/02/2017. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 12/02/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 6 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 97783 (Debian DSA-3810-1 : chromium-browser - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 236287 (Red Hat Update for chromium-browser Security (RHSA-2017:0499)).

Upgrading to version 57.0.2987.98 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (97783). Similar entries are available at 99042, 100544, 100545 and 100546.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.8

VulDB Base Score: 7.1
VulDB Temp Score: 6.8
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Class: Use after free
CWE: CWE-416 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 97783
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3810-1 : chromium-browser - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703810
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3810-1 (chromium-browser - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome 57.0.2987.98


01/02/2017 🔍
03/09/2017 +66 days 🔍
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04/24/2017 +38 days 🔍
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04/25/2017 +1 days 🔍
12/02/2022 +2047 days 🔍



Advisory: RHSA-2017:0499
Researcher: Holger Fuhrmannek
Organization: Tencent
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-5036 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 96767 - Google Chrome Prior to 57.0.2987.98 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-5036 - Google - Chrome - Use-After-Free Issue

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Created: 04/25/2017 08:58 AM
Updated: 12/02/2022 09:22 AM
Changes: 04/25/2017 08:58 AM (78), 09/20/2020 05:15 PM (8), 12/02/2022 09:22 AM (4)
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