Google Chrome up to 36.0.1985.143 SVG use after free

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Google Chrome up to 36.0.1985.143 (Web Browser). Affected is an unknown function of the component SVG Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a use after free vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-416. Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 08/26/2014 by Cloudfuzzer as Stable Channel Update, August 2014 as confirmed release notes (Blog). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2014-3168 since 05/03/2014. 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 vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 77485 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : oxide-qt vulnerabilities (USN-2326-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 195605 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Oxide-qt Vulnerabilities (USN-2326-1)).

Upgrading to version 37.0.2062.94 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 (95468) and Tenable (77485). Further details are available at







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Class: Use after free
CWE: CWE-416 / CWE-119

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 77485
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : oxide-qt vulnerabilities (USN-2326-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 703039
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3039-1 (chromium-browser - security update)
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Advisory: Stable Channel Update, August 2014
Researcher: Cloudfuzzer
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-3168 (🔍)

X-Force: 95468 - Google Chrome SVG code execution, Medium Risk
SecurityTracker: 1030767 - Google Chrome Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Obtain Information
Vulnerability Center: 45943 - Google Chrome Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution in SVG Implementation, Medium
SecurityFocus: 69398 - Google Chrome CVE-2014-3168 Use After Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Secunia: 60424 - Ubuntu update for oxide-qt, Moderately Critical

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Created: 08/27/2014 10:13 AM
Updated: 02/11/2022 03:43 AM
Changes: 08/27/2014 10:13 AM (84), 06/05/2017 10:38 AM (9), 02/11/2022 03:36 AM (3), 02/11/2022 03:43 AM (1)
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