Google Chrome 23.0.1271.97 Sandbox access control

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome 23.0.1271.97 (Web Browser). It has been classified as very critical. This affects an unknown functionality of the component Sandbox. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Google Chrome before 24.0.1312.52 on Mac OS X does not use an appropriate sandboxing approach for worker processes, which makes it easier for remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was presented 01/10/2013 by Julien Tinnes (Inferno) with Google Chrome Security Team as 163208 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The public release was coordinated in cooperation with Google. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2012-5155 since 09/24/2012. The exploitability is told to be difficult. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 04/22/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 63469 (FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (46bd747b-5b84-11e2-b06d-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 120803 (Google Chrome Prior to 24.0.1312.52 Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 24.0.1312.52 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 (81132) and Tenable (63469).







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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 63469
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (46bd747b-5b84-11e2-b06d-00262d5ed8ee)
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OpenVAS ID: 803159
OpenVAS Name: Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities-01 Jan2013 (MAC OS X)
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Upgrade: Chrome 24.0.1312.52


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Advisory: 163208
Researcher: Julien Tinnes (Inferno)
Organization: Google Chrome Security Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-5155 (🔍)
X-Force: 81132
SecurityTracker: 1027977 - Google Chrome Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 38125 - Google Chrome Before 24.0.1312.52 on Mac OS X Remote Access Restrictions Bypass Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 57251 - RETIRED: Google Chrome Prior to 24.0.1312.52 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 51825 - Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 89081


Created: 01/15/2013 02:40 PM
Updated: 04/22/2021 07:41 AM
Changes: 01/15/2013 02:40 PM (86), 04/24/2017 09:38 AM (5), 04/22/2021 07:41 AM (3)
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Cache ID: 100:54F:40


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