Vulnerability ID 5428

Google Chrome 19.0.1084.45 race condition

CVSSv3 Temp ScoreCurrent Exploit Price (≈)

A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Google Chrome 19.0.1084.45. This vulnerability affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a race condition vulnerability. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 05/15/2012 by Arthur Gerkis (psaldorn) with Chromium Development Community as 121223 as confirmed knowledge base article (Website). The advisory is shared for download at The public release was coordinated in cooperation with the vendor. This vulnerability was named CVE-2011-3090 since 08/09/2011. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a private exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $2k-$5k.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 59103 (FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (1449af37-9eba-11e1-b9c1-00262d5ed8ee)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 19.0.1084.46 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 53540), Secunia (SA49194) and SecurityTracker (ID 1027067). Similar entries are available at 5400, 5401, 5402 and 5403.


Base Score: 7.5 [?]
Temp Score: 7.2 [?]
Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:X/RL:O/RC:C [?]
Reliability: High


Base Score: 7.6 (CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) [?]
Temp Score: 6.6 (CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C) [?]
Reliability: High




Class: Race condition (CWE-362)
Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: Yes
Access: Private

Current Price Estimation: $25k-$50k (0-day) / $2k-$5k (Today)


Nessus ID: 59103
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (1449af37-9eba-11e1-b9c1-00262d5ed8ee)
Nessus File: freebsd_pkg_1449af379eba11e1b9c100262d5ed8ee.nasl
Nessus Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks
OpenVAS ID: 71375
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: chromium
OpenVAS File: freebsd_chromium12.nasl
OpenVAS Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks


Recommended: Upgrade
Status: Official fix
Reaction Time: 0 days since reported
0-Day Time: 0 days since found
Exposure Time: 0 days since known

Upgrade: Chrome 19.0.1084.46


08/09/2011 CVE assigned
05/15/2012 +280 days Advisory disclosed
05/15/2012 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
05/15/2012 +0 days NVD disclosed
05/15/2012 +0 days SecurityFocus entry assigned
05/16/2012 +1 days SecurityTracker entry created
05/18/2012 +2 days OSVDB entry created
05/25/2012 +7 days VulDB entry created
12/07/2015 +1291 days VulDB last update


Advisory: 121223
Researcher: Arthur Gerkis (psaldorn)
Organization: Chromium Development Community
Status: Confirmed
Coordinated: Yes

CVE: CVE-2011-3090 ( ( (

SecurityFocus: 53540 - Google Chrome Prior to 19 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 49194 - Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
SecurityTracker: 1027067 - Google Chrome Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
OSVDB: 81952 - WebKit Worker Thread Bridge Object Handling Race Condition Use-after-free Issue

See also: 5400, 5401, 5402, 5403, 5405, 5406, 5407, 5422, 5423, 5424, 5425, 5426, 5427, 5429


Created: 05/25/2012
Updated: 12/07/2015
Entry: 92.9% complete