Google Chrome up to 50 JPEG 2000 Data fx_codec_jpx_opj.cpp PDF Document information disclosure

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Google Chrome up to 50 (Web Browser). This vulnerability affects an unknown part of the file fxcodec/codec/fx_codec_jpx_opj.cpp of the component JPEG 2000 Data Handler. The manipulation as part of a PDF Document leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 04/18/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-1651 since 01/12/2016. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 07/25/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1592.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 91176 (GLSA-201605-02 : Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 168752 (OpenSuSE Security Update for Chromium (openSUSE-SU-2016:1135-1)).

Upgrading to version 50.0.2661.75 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at A possible mitigation has been published 4 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 24386.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (91176). Similar entries are available at 81542, 81543, 81544 and 81545.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.1
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.9

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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 91176
Nessus Name: GLSA-201605-02 : Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 800562
OpenVAS Name: Google Chrome Security Updates(stable-channel-update_13-2016-04)-Windows
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Upgrade: Chrome 50.0.2661.75
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01/12/2016 🔍
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Advisory: RHSA-2016:0638
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-1651 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 58193 - Google Chrome before 50.0.2661.75 Remote Unspecified Out-of-bounds Read Vulnerability in Pdfium JPEG2000 Decoding, Medium

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Created: 04/19/2016 11:57 AM
Updated: 07/25/2022 09:34 AM
Changes: 04/19/2016 11:57 AM (77), 02/04/2019 03:26 PM (12), 07/25/2022 09:34 AM (4)
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