Google Chrome prior 73.0.3683.75 DOMStorage double free

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome (Web Browser). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown part of the component DOMStorage. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a double free vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-415. The product calls free() twice on the same memory address, potentially leading to modification of unexpected memory locations. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Double free in DOMStorage in Google Chrome prior to 73.0.3683.75 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page.

The weakness was released 09/29/2022. The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2019-5797 since 01/09/2019. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 09/29/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

Upgrading to version 73.0.3683.75 eliminates this vulnerability.






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Class: Double free
CWE: CWE-415 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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Threat Intelligenceinfo

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome 73.0.3683.75


01/09/2019 CVE reserved
09/29/2022 +1358 days Advisory disclosed
09/29/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
09/29/2022 +0 days VulDB last update



Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2019-5797 (🔒)


Created: 09/29/2022 07:37 AM
Changes: 09/29/2022 07:37 AM (41)
Complete: 🔍


sec-advisory-sbp-vuldb (+0)
2 months ago
This CVE is 1358 days late. Any reason it's being published today?
Marc Ruef (+0)
2 months ago
Google updated their advisory retrospectively. This is very bad practice and done by other vendors like Apple as well. The CVE was submitted to the official CVE stream as of today. The reason for this delay is unknown.

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