VDB-108661 · CVE-2017-5055 · BID 97221

Google Chrome up to 57 Printing HTML Page out-of-bounds

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A vulnerability has been found in Google Chrome up to 57 (Web Browser) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the component Printing. The manipulation as part of a HTML Page leads to a out-of-bounds vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-125. The product reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

A use after free in printing in Google Chrome prior to 57.0.2987.133 for Linux and Windows allowed a remote attacker to perform an out of bounds memory read via a crafted HTML page.

The bug was discovered 03/29/2017. The weakness was released 10/27/2017 by Wadih Matar (Website). The advisory is shared at security.gentoo.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-5055 since 01/02/2017. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/04/2023). 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 16 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 101624 (Fedora 26 : chromium (2017-49f828d4b1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 236313 (Red Hat Update for chromium-browser Security (RHSA-2017:0860)).

Upgrading to version 57.0.2987.133 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 (101624). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 108658, 108659, 108660 and 108662.







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Class: Out-of-bounds
CWE: CWE-125 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 101624
Nessus Name: Fedora 26 : chromium (2017-49f828d4b1)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for chromium FEDORA-2017-ff6940bf63
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome 57.0.2987.133


01/02/2017 🔍
03/29/2017 +86 days 🔍
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04/14/2017 +16 days 🔍
07/17/2017 +94 days 🔍
10/27/2017 +102 days 🔍
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01/04/2023 +1895 days 🔍


Vendor: google.com
Product: google.com

Advisory: FEDORA-2017-49f828d4b1
Researcher: Wadih Matar
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-5055 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 97221 - Google Chrome CVE-2017-5055 Use After Free Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 10/27/2017 07:45 PM
Updated: 01/04/2023 03:59 PM
Changes: 10/27/2017 07:45 PM (81), 12/01/2019 08:22 AM (2), 01/04/2023 03:54 PM (4), 01/04/2023 03:59 PM (1)
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