Google Chrome up to 36.0.1985.143 WebGL memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome up to 36.0.1985.143 (Web Browser) and classified as problematic. This issue affects an unknown code block of the component WebGL Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to 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. Impacted is confidentiality.

The weakness was published 08/26/2014 by jmuizelaar as Stable Channel Update, August 2014 as confirmed release notes (Blog). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-3173 since 05/03/2014. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 02/11/2022). 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 77973 (Debian DSA-3039-1 : chromium-browser - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian 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 (95473) and Tenable (77973). is providing further details. Similar entries are available at 67175, 67323, 67324 and 67325.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 77973
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3039-1 : chromium-browser - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703039
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3039-1 (chromium-browser - security update)
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Upgrade: Chrome 37.0.2062.94


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Advisory: Stable Channel Update, August 2014
Researcher: jmuizelaar
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-3173 (🔍)

X-Force: 95473 - Google Chrome WebGL information disclosure, Medium Risk
SecurityTracker: 1030767 - Google Chrome Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Obtain Information
Vulnerability Center: 45951 - Google Chrome Remote DoS in WebGL Implementation via a Crafted CANVAS Element, Medium
SecurityFocus: 69403 - Google Chrome CVE-2014-3173 Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Secunia: 60424 - Ubuntu update for oxide-qt, Moderately Critical

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Created: 08/27/2014 10:21 AM
Updated: 02/11/2022 05:17 AM
Changes: 08/27/2014 10:21 AM (88), 06/05/2017 10:40 AM (3), 02/11/2022 05:05 AM (3), 02/11/2022 05:17 AM (1)
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