VDB-93280 · CVE-2016-5198 · BID 94079

Google Chrome up to 54 v8 Engine out-of-bounds

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A vulnerability has been found in Google Chrome up to 54 (Web Browser) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code block of the component v8 Engine. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-125. The product reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 11/01/2016 with Tencent Keen Security Lab as confirmed advisory (Website) via ZDI (Zero Day Initiative). The advisory is shared for download at googlechromereleases.blogspot.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-5198 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 09/29/2022). 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 94661 (Fedora 24 : 1:chromium-native_client / chromium (2016-c671aae490)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 276269 (Fedora Security Update for chromium (FEDORA-2016-012de4c97e)).

Upgrading to version 54.0.2840.87 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at chrome.google.com. A possible mitigation has been published 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (94661). Similar entries are available at 94586, 94587, 94588 and 94589.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.6

VulDB Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Temp Score: 8.4
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Class: Out-of-bounds
CWE: CWE-125 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 94661
Nessus Name: Fedora 24 : 1:chromium-native_client / chromium (2016-c671aae490)
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OpenVAS ID: 54318
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for chromium FEDORA-2016-c671aae490
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Chrome 54.0.2840.87


05/31/2016 🔍
11/01/2016 +154 days 🔍
11/01/2016 +0 days 🔍
11/04/2016 +3 days 🔍
11/06/2016 +2 days 🔍
11/09/2016 +3 days 🔍
11/10/2016 +1 days 🔍
01/19/2017 +70 days 🔍
09/29/2022 +2079 days 🔍


Vendor: google.com
Product: google.com

Advisory: FEDORA-2016-c671aae490
Organization: Tencent Keen Security Lab
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-5198 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1037224
SecurityFocus: 94079 - Google V8 CVE-2016-5198 Unspecified Security Vulnerability

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Created: 11/06/2016 10:09 AM
Updated: 09/29/2022 01:46 PM
Changes: 11/06/2016 10:09 AM (78), 05/26/2019 12:02 PM (12), 09/29/2022 01:40 PM (5), 09/29/2022 01:46 PM (1)
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