Google Chrome prior v8 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown part of the component v8. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Google V8 before, as used in Google Chrome before 47.0.2526.80, allow attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have other impact via unknown vectors, a different issue than CVE-2015-8478.

The weakness was disclosed 12/14/2015 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-8548 since 12/13/2015. 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 $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 07/01/2022). 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 87245 (Google Chrome < 47.0.2526.80 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 196360 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Oxide-qt Vulnerabilities (USN-2860-1)).

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (87245). The entries 79656, 79657, 79658 and 79659 are pretty similar.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 87245
Nessus Name: Google Chrome < 47.0.2526.80 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 803121
OpenVAS Name: Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities-02 Dec15 (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome


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Advisory: USN-2860-1
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-8548 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 55275 - Google Chrome before 47.0.2526.73 Remote DoS and Other Impact due to Unspecified Vulnerabilities in Google V8, High
SecurityFocus: 78710

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Created: 12/15/2015 09:15 AM
Updated: 07/01/2022 07:24 AM
Changes: 12/15/2015 09:15 AM (65), 05/15/2018 09:00 AM (9), 07/01/2022 07:17 AM (3), 07/01/2022 07:24 AM (1)
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