Google Chrome up to 8.0.552.208 input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Google Chrome up to 8.0.552.208 (Web Browser). This issue affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Google Chrome before 8.0.552.237 and Chrome OS before 8.0.552.344 do not properly handle Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) token sequences in conjunction with CANVAS elements, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors that lead to a "stale pointer."

The weakness was presented 01/12/2011 by Sergey Glazunov (SkyLined) with Chromium Development Community (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2011-0473. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful 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 10/11/2021). 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 51511 (Google Chrome < 8.0.552.237 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 118908 (Google Chrome Prior to 8.0.552.237 Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 8.0.552.209 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 11301.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (64664), Vulnerability Center (SBV-29137) and Tenable (51511). See 56075, 56074, 56073 and 56072 for similar entries.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

VulDB Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Temp Score: 9.4
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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 51511
Nessus Name: Google Chrome < 8.0.552.237 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 801826
OpenVAS Name: Google Chrome multiple vulnerabilities - Jan11 (Linux)
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Upgrade: Chrome 8.0.552.209
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Researcher: Sergey Glazunov (SkyLined)
Organization: Chromium Development Community
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2011-0473 (🔍)

X-Force: 64664
Vulnerability Center: 29137 - Google Chrome and Chrome OS Allows Remote Denial of Service, High
SecurityFocus: 45788 - Google Chrome prior to 8.0.552.237 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 42850
OSVDB: 70456 - Google Chrome CSS Token Sequence CANVAS Element Stale Pointer Remote DoS

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Created: 03/19/2015 11:27 PM
Updated: 10/12/2021 09:03 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 11:27 PM (68), 03/13/2017 09:55 AM (12), 10/11/2021 09:21 PM (5), 10/11/2021 09:36 PM (2), 10/12/2021 09:00 AM (1), 10/12/2021 09:03 AM (1)
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