Google Chrome up to 23.0.1271.12 numeric error

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome up to 23.0.1271.12 (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-189. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Integer overflow in Google Chrome before 23.0.1271.97 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors related to PPAPI image buffers.

The weakness was released 12/12/2012 as 160926 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2012-5143 since 09/24/2012. 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 04/22/2017). 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 63256 (FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (51f84e28-444e-11e2-8306-00262d5ed8ee)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120725 (Google Chrome Prior to 23.0.1271.97 Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 23.0.1271.13 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 56903), X-Force (80635), Vulnerability Center (SBV-37693) and Tenable (63256). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 7163, 7164, 7165 and 7166.





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

VulDB Base Score: 9.8
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Class: Unknown
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 63256
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (51f84e28-444e-11e2-8306-00262d5ed8ee)
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OpenVAS ID: 803128
OpenVAS Name: Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities-03 Dec2012 (Linux)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome 23.0.1271.13


09/24/2012 🔍
12/11/2012 +78 days 🔍
12/12/2012 +1 days 🔍
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12/17/2012 +5 days 🔍
06/15/2014 +545 days 🔍
03/24/2015 +282 days 🔍
04/22/2017 +760 days 🔍



Advisory: 160926
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-5143 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 56903
X-Force: 80635
Vulnerability Center: 37693 - Google Chrome Before 23.0.1271.97 Integer Overflow DoS Vulnerability Related to PPAPI Image Buffers, Medium

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Created: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 04/22/2017 05:11 PM
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