Google Chrome up to 9.0.597.x memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome up to 9.0.597.x (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. Affected is 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 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Google Chrome before 9.0.597.107 does not properly determine device orientation, 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 published 03/01/2011 by Sergey Glazunov (Slawomir Blazek) with Google Chrome Security Team (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2011-1119. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/18/2021). 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 52501 (Google Chrome < 9.0.597.107 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 118994 (Google Chrome Prior to 9.0.597.107 Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 8.0.552.209 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (65737) and Tenable (52501). Similar entries are available at 4311, 56676, 56675 and 56674.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 52501
Nessus Name: Google Chrome < 9.0.597.107 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 801856
OpenVAS Name: Google Chrome multiple vulnerabilities - March 11 (Linux)
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Upgrade: Chrome 8.0.552.209


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Researcher: Sergey Glazunov (Slawomir Blazek)
Organization: Google Chrome Security Team
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2011-1119 (🔍)

X-Force: 65737
Vulnerability Center: 30174 - Google Chrome <9.0.597.107 Remote DoS Vulnerability due Improper Determination of Device Orientation, Medium
SecurityFocus: 46614 - Google Chrome prior to 9.0.597.107 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 43519

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Created: 03/20/2015 04:16 PM
Updated: 10/18/2021 12:37 PM
Changes: 03/20/2015 04:16 PM (63), 03/17/2017 01:37 PM (12), 10/18/2021 12:30 PM (4), 10/18/2021 12:37 PM (2)
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