VDB-91060 · CVE-2016-5156 · BID 92717

Google Chrome up to 52 Event Binding use after free

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A vulnerability was found in Google Chrome up to 52 (Web Browser). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code of the component Event Binding. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a use after free vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-416. Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 08/31/2016 by Nicolas Golubovic (OUSPG) with Zero Day Initiative as Stable Channel Update for Desktop, August 2016 as confirmed blog post (Website). The advisory is shared for download at googlechromereleases.blogspot.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-5156 since 05/31/2016. 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 09/14/2022). 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 93394 (openSUSE Security Update : Chromium (openSUSE-2016-2250)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 236086 (Red Hat Update for chromium-browser (RHSA-2016:1854)).

Upgrading to version 53.0.2785.89 or 53.0.2785.92 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 vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (93394).







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

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Nessus ID: 93394
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : Chromium (openSUSE-2016-2250)
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OpenVAS ID: 865203
OpenVAS Name: Google Chrome Security Updates(stable-channel-update-for-desktop_31-2016-08)-MAC OS X
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Upgrade: Chrome 53.0.2785.89/53.0.2785.92


05/31/2016 🔍
08/31/2016 +92 days 🔍
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09/04/2016 +4 days 🔍
09/09/2016 +5 days 🔍
09/11/2016 +2 days 🔍
09/14/2022 +2194 days 🔍


Vendor: google.com
Product: google.com

Advisory: Stable Channel Update for Desktop, August 2016
Researcher: Nicolas Golubovic (OUSPG)
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-5156 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1036729
SecurityFocus: 92717 - Google Chrome Prior to 53.0.2785.89 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities


Created: 09/04/2016 02:52 PM
Updated: 09/14/2022 05:35 PM
Changes: 09/04/2016 02:52 PM (72), 04/07/2019 09:16 PM (15), 09/14/2022 05:35 PM (4)
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