VDB-90232 · CVE-2016-1709 · BID 92053

Google Chrome up to 52.0.2743 Sfntly memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome up to 52.0.2743 (Web Browser). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality of the component Sfntly. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product 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. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 07/20/2016 by Cloudfuzzer with Tencent as Stable Channel Update, July 2016 as confirmed release notes (Website). The advisory is shared for download at googlechromereleases.blogspot.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-1709 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 neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (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: Memory corruption
CWE: 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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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome 52.0.2743.82
Patch: github.com


01/12/2016 🔍
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Vendor: google.com
Product: google.com

Advisory: Stable Channel Update, July 2016
Researcher: Cloudfuzzer
Organization: Tencent
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-1709 (🔍)

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 09:45 AM
Changes: 07/23/2016 12:08 PM (73), 03/07/2019 03:21 PM (14), 09/09/2022 09:40 AM (5), 09/09/2022 09:45 AM (1)
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