Google Chrome up to 33.0.1750.149 on Windows Clipboard input validation

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome up to 33.0.1750.149 on Windows (Web Browser). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the component Clipboard Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input 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 integrity. CVE summarizes:

The ScopedClipboardWriter::WritePickledData function in ui/base/clipboard/ in Google Chrome before 33.0.1750.152 on OS X and Linux and before 33.0.1750.154 on Windows does not verify a certain format value, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors related to the clipboard.

The weakness was shared 03/14/2014 with VUPEN as Stable Channel Update, March 2014 as confirmed changelog entry (Blog). The advisory is available at The vendor cooperated in the coordination of the public release. This vulnerability was named CVE-2014-1714 since 01/29/2014. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. 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 06/15/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 73049 (FreeBSD : www/chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (a70966a1-ac22-11e3-8d04-00262d5ed8ee)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 166943 (OpenSuSE Security Update for chromium (openSUSE-SU-2014:0501-1)).

Upgrading to version 33.0.1750.154 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (91810) and Tenable (73049). The entries 12468, 12469, 12470 and 12471 are related to this item.







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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 73049
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : www/chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (a70966a1-ac22-11e3-8d04-00262d5ed8ee)
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OpenVAS ID: 803127
OpenVAS Name: Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities-03 Mar2014 (Windows)
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Advisory: Stable Channel Update, March 2014
Organization: VUPEN
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CVE: CVE-2014-1714 (🔍)

X-Force: 91810 - Google Chrome Windows clipboard unspecified, Medium Risk
SecurityTracker: 1029940 - Google Chrome Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 43629 - Google Chrome <333.0.1750.152 or 33.0.1750.154 Remote DoS and Other Impact Related to Clipboard, High
SecurityFocus: 66252 - Google Chrome 'Clipboard::WriteData()' function Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 03/18/2014 09:28 AM
Updated: 06/15/2021 05:27 PM
Changes: 03/18/2014 09:28 AM (87), 05/23/2017 08:43 AM (6), 06/15/2021 05:27 PM (3)
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