VDB-4034 · CVE-2009-0689 · BID 36565

Google Chrome up to memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Google Chrome up to (Web Browser). Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 10/01/2009 by Maksymilian Arciemowicz (Website). The advisory is available at googlechromereleases.blogspot.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2009-0689 since 02/22/2009. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 71226 (SuSE 11.2 / 11.3 Security Update : ruby (SAT Patch Numbers 8578 / 8579)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 176810 (Debian Security Update for mono (DLA 1564-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at chrome.google.com. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at googlechromereleases.blogspot.com. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (71226). The entries 4077 and 122185 are related to this item.






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 71226
Nessus Name: SuSE 11.2 / 11.3 Security Update : ruby (SAT Patch Numbers 8578 / 8579)
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OpenVAS ID: 66211
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1931-1 (nspr)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: chrome.google.com
Patch: googlechromereleases.blogspot.com


02/22/2009 🔍
06/26/2009 +124 days 🔍
07/01/2009 +5 days 🔍
09/30/2009 +91 days 🔍
10/01/2009 +1 days 🔍
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10/19/2009 +18 days 🔍
11/08/2009 +20 days 🔍
12/05/2013 +1488 days 🔍
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Vendor: google.com
Product: google.com

Advisory: googlechromereleases.blogspot.com
Researcher: Maksymilian Arciemowicz
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2009-0689 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1022478 - libc gdtoa Array Overrun May Let Remote or Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityFocus: 36565 - Google Chrome 'dtoa()' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Secunia: 36913 - Google Chrome Floating Point Parsing Buffer Overflow, Highly Critical
Vupen: ADV-2009-3297

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Created: 10/19/2009 10:23 AM
Updated: 03/17/2021 01:40 PM
Changes: 10/19/2009 10:23 AM (79), 04/17/2019 02:02 PM (9), 03/17/2021 01:37 PM (7), 03/17/2021 01:40 PM (1)
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