Google Chrome up to 8.0.552.208 input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Google Chrome up to 8.0.552.208 (Web Browser). Affected is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

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 cursors, 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 shared 01/12/2011 by Sergey Glazunov (SkyLined) with Chromium Development Community (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2011-0474. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (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 (64665) and Tenable (51511).







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Class: Input validation

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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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Advisory: dsa-2188
Researcher: Sergey Glazunov (SkyLined)
Organization: Chromium Development Community
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2011-0474 (🔍)

X-Force: 64665
Vulnerability Center: 29138 - Google Chrome and Chrome OS Remote DoS Vulnerability via Cascading Style Sheets, High
SecurityFocus: 45788 - Google Chrome prior to 8.0.552.237 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 42850
OSVDB: 70457 - Google Chrome CSS Token Sequence Cursor Stale Pointer Remote DoS


Created: 03/19/2015 11:27 PM
Updated: 10/12/2021 09:09 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 11:27 PM (68), 03/13/2017 09:55 AM (12), 10/11/2021 09:45 PM (6), 10/11/2021 09:58 PM (1), 10/11/2021 10:11 PM (2), 10/12/2021 09:07 AM (2), 10/12/2021 09:09 AM (2)
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