VDB-90231 · CVE-2016-1708 · BID 92053

Google Chrome up to 52.0.2743 Extension use after free

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome up to 52.0.2743 (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown functionality of the component Extension 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 released 07/20/2016 by Adam Varsan (Cloudfuzzer) with Tencent as Stable Channel Update, July 2016 as confirmed release notes (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at googlechromereleases.blogspot.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-1708 since 01/12/2016. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. 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 09/09/2022). 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 92666 (Debian DSA-3637-1 : 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 and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370091 (Google Chrome Prior to 52.0.2743.82 Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 52.0.2743.82 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at chrome.google.com. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. The release notes contains the following remark:

This update includes 48 security fixes.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (92666).







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

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 92666
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3637-1 : chromium-browser - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 855646
OpenVAS Name: SuSE Update for Chromium openSUSE-SU-2016:1869-1 (Chromium)
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Upgrade: Chrome 52.0.2743.82


01/12/2016 🔍
07/20/2016 +190 days 🔍
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07/23/2016 +3 days 🔍
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09/09/2022 +2229 days 🔍


Vendor: google.com
Product: google.com

Advisory: Stable Channel Update, July 2016
Researcher: Adam Varsan (Cloudfuzzer)
Organization: Tencent
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-1708 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1036428
SecurityFocus: 92053 - Google Chrome Prior to 52.0.2743.82 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities


Created: 07/23/2016 12:08 PM
Updated: 09/09/2022 09:36 AM
Changes: 07/23/2016 12:08 PM (74), 03/07/2019 03:18 PM (14), 09/09/2022 09:36 AM (4)
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