VDB-108673 · CVE-2017-5079 · BID 98861

Google Chrome up to 59 Blink HTML Page input validation

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome up to 59 (Web Browser). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component Blink. The manipulation as part of a HTML Page leads to a input validation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity.

The bug was discovered 06/05/2017. The weakness was presented 10/27/2017 by Andrey Kovalev with Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team (Website). The advisory is shared at security.gentoo.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-5079 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 37 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 101583 (Fedora 26 : qt5-qtwebengine (2017-1e34da27f3)), 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 236369 (Red Hat Update for chromium-browser (RHSA-2017:1399)).

Upgrading to version 59.0.3071.86 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 (101583). See 108663, 108664, 108665 and 108666 for similar entries.







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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 101583
Nessus Name: Fedora 26 : qt5-qtwebengine (2017-1e34da27f3)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for chromium-native_client FEDORA-2017-b8d76bef4e
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome 59.0.3071.86


01/02/2017 🔍
06/05/2017 +154 days 🔍
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07/12/2017 +37 days 🔍
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10/27/2017 +102 days 🔍
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Vendor: google.com
Product: google.com

Advisory: FEDORA-2017-1e34da27f3
Researcher: Andrey Kovalev
Organization: Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-5079 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1038622
SecurityFocus: 98861 - Google Chrome Prior to 59.0.3071.86 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 10/27/2017 07:50 PM
Updated: 01/04/2023 06:31 PM
Changes: 10/27/2017 07:50 PM (83), 12/01/2019 08:55 AM (2), 01/20/2021 08:49 PM (3), 01/04/2023 06:24 PM (3), 01/04/2023 06:31 PM (1)
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