Google Chrome up to memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as very critical has been found in Google Chrome up to (Web Browser). This affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The rendering implementation in Google Chrome before 5.0.375.125 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors.

The weakness was released 07/28/2010 by Jose A. Vazquez (Inferno) with Google Chrome Security Team (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2010-2901. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/21/2021). 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 51950 (FreeBSD : webkit-gtk2 -- Multiple vurnabilities. (35ecdcbe-3501-11e0-afcd-0015f2db7bde)), 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 118311 (Google Chrome prior to 5.0.375.125 Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (51950), SecurityFocus (BID 41976†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-26611†).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 51950
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : webkit-gtk2 -- Multiple vurnabilities. (35ecdcbe-3501-11e0-afcd-0015f2db7bde)
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OpenVAS ID: 69325
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2188-1 (webkit)
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Advisory: dsa-2188
Researcher: Jose A. Vazquez (Inferno)
Organization: Google Chrome Security Team
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-2901 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 41976 - Google Chrome prior to 5.0.375.125 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 40743
Vulnerability Center: 26611 - Google Chrome <5.0.375.125 Rendering Implementation Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability, Medium


Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/21/2021 08:54 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (65), 03/01/2017 10:15 AM (11), 09/21/2021 08:50 AM (6), 09/21/2021 08:54 AM (1)
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