Google Chrome 17.0.963.46 Path Renderer memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome 17.0.963.46 (Web Browser). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code of the component Path Renderer. 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 disclosed 02/15/2012 as 110172 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at The public release has been coordinated in cooperation with the vendor. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2011-3018 since 08/09/2011. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 03/21/2021). 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 $100k and more. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 57968 (FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (2f5ff968-5829-11e1-8288-00262d5ed8ee)), 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 119950 (Google Chrome Prior to 17.0.963.56 Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 17.0.963.56 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (73232), Vulnerability Center (SBV-36089) and Tenable (57968). The entries 4654, 4648, 4657 and 4656 are pretty similar.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.0

VulDB Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Temp Score: 9.0
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 57968
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (2f5ff968-5829-11e1-8288-00262d5ed8ee)
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OpenVAS ID: 71171
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: chromium
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome 17.0.963.56


08/09/2011 🔍
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02/15/2012 +15 days 🔍
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Advisory: 110172
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2011-3018 (🔍)

X-Force: 73232
Vulnerability Center: 36089 - Google Chrome <17.0.963.56 Remote DoS Vulnerability via Vectors Related to Path Rendering, Medium
SecurityFocus: 52031
Secunia: 48016 - Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 79286

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Created: 02/24/2012 01:00 AM
Updated: 03/21/2021 06:45 AM
Changes: 02/24/2012 01:00 AM (77), 04/16/2017 11:42 AM (6), 03/21/2021 06:42 AM (3), 03/21/2021 06:45 AM (1)
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