Google Chrome OnbeforeUload and OnUnload Null Check Vulnerability.

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-10-26T00:00:00


Advisory: Google Chrome OnbeforeUload and OnUnload Null Check Vulnerability.

Version Affected: Chrome/ Chrome/ Chrome/

Description: Google chrome is susceptible to stringent behavior while handling "onbeforeunload" and "onunload" event in body tags. The malicious script render the browser useless when a event is created in a any kind of loop. As a result of which browser can not be closed and remain in useless form.It is possible to trigger it automatically with a redirect clause which can be used by malicious attacker to trick users. In certain conditions it can be used for browser based denial of service.

Proof of Concept:


Detection: SecNiche confirmed this vulnerability affects Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows XP SP2 platform.The versions tested are:

Chrome/ Chrome/

Disclosure Timeline: Disclosed: 19 October 2008 Release Date. 21 October ,2008

Vendor Response: Google acknowledges this vulnerability and "fix" will be released soon.

Credit: Aditya K Sood

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