VDB-4214 · CVE-2010-4008 · BID 44779

Google Chrome 7.x memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Google Chrome 7.x (Web Browser). Affected by this issue is an unknown function. 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 availability.

The weakness was shared 11/04/2010 with Verschiedene (siehe Google Advisory für Details) (Website). The advisory is available at googlechromereleases.blogspot.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2010-4008 since 10/20/2010. 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. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 03/18/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

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 70884 (ESXi 5.0 < Build 764879 Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc. and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 216039 (VMWare ESXi 4.0.0 Patch Release ESXi400-201209001 Missing (KB2019662)).

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 4 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-28091) and Tenable (70884). The entries 4211, 4462, 4520 and 4661 are related to this item.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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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: 70884
Nessus Name: ESXi 5.0 < Build 764879 Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)
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OpenVAS ID: 68949
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: openoffice.org
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: chrome.google.com
Patch: googlechromereleases.blogspot.com


10/20/2010 🔍
11/04/2010 +15 days 🔍
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12/01/2010 +12 days 🔍
12/02/2010 +1 days 🔍
11/13/2013 +1077 days 🔍
03/18/2021 +2682 days 🔍


Vendor: google.com
Product: google.com

Advisory: googlechromereleases.blogspot.com
Organization: Verschiedene (siehe Google Advisory für Details)
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-4008 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 28091 - Google Chrome prior to 7.0.517.44 Remote Arbitrary Code Execution or DoS Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 44779 - libxml2 'XPATH' Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Secunia: 42429 - Debian update for libxml2, Less Critical
OSVDB: 69205 - libxml2 Crafted XML File XPath Axis Traversal DoS
Vupen: ADV-2010-3100

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Created: 11/19/2010 01:00 AM
Updated: 03/18/2021 02:13 PM
Changes: 11/19/2010 01:00 AM (90), 04/17/2019 02:02 PM (9), 03/18/2021 02:13 PM (3)
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