Google Chrome up to 20.0.1132.57 on Linux denial of service

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome up to 20.0.1132.57 on Linux (Web Browser). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The weakness was shared 07/31/2012 by Julien Tinnes (OUSPG) with Google Chrome Security Team as Stable Channel Release as not defined changelog entry (Website). The advisory is shared for download at The vendor cooperated in the coordination of the public release. This vulnerability was named CVE-2012-2846 since 05/19/2012. The exploitation appears to be easy. 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.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 61505 (FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (ce84e136-e2f6-11e1-a8ca-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 21.0.1180.57 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 X-Force (77326), Vulnerability Center (SBV-36053) and Tenable (61505). The entries 5885, 5886, 5887 and 5888 are related to this item.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Private
Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 61505
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (ce84e136-e2f6-11e1-a8ca-00262d5ed8ee)
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OpenVAS ID: 71505
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: chromium
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Upgrade: Chrome 21.0.1180.57


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Advisory: Stable Channel Release
Researcher: Julien Tinnes (OUSPG)
Organization: Google Chrome Security Team
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-2846 (🔍)
X-Force: 77326
Vulnerability Center: 36053 - Google Chrome before 21.0.1180.57 on Linux Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 54749 - Google Chrome Prior to 21 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 50105 - Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 84366

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Created: 08/09/2012 01:15 PM
Updated: 03/27/2021 08:16 AM
Changes: 08/09/2012 01:15 PM (80), 04/16/2017 11:21 AM (11), 03/27/2021 08:16 AM (3)
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