VUPEN Security Research - Google Chrome Focus Processing Memory Corruption Vulnerability (VUPEN-SR-2010-249)

2010-09-05T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:24671
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-09-05T00:00:00

Description

VUPEN Security Research - Google Chrome Focus Processing Memory Corruption Vulnerability (VUPEN-SR-2010-249)

http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php

I. BACKGROUND

"Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier."

II. DESCRIPTION

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a high risk vulnerability affecting Google Chrome.

The vulnerability is caused by a memory corruption error when processing focus events, which could be exploited by remote attackers to potentially execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into visiting a specially crafted web page.

III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS

Google Chrome versions prior to 6.0.472.53

IV. SOLUTION

Upgrade to Google Chrome version 6.0.472.53

V. CREDIT

This vulnerability was discovered by Matthieu Bonetti of VUPEN Security

VI. ABOUT VUPEN Security

VUPEN is a leading IT security research company providing vulnerability management and security intelligence solutions which enable enterprises and institutions to eliminate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited, ensure security policy compliance and meaningfully measure and manage risks.

Governmental and federal agencies, and global enterprises in the financial services, insurance, manufacturing and technology industries rely on VUPEN to improve their security, prioritize resources, cut time and costs, and stay ahead of the latest threats.

  • VUPEN Vulnerability Notification Service (VNS) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/vns-index.php

  • VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service (BAE) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php

  • VUPEN Threat Protection Program for Govs (TPP) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php

  • VUPEN Web Application Security Scanner (WASS) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/wass-index.php

VII. REFERENCES

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/2286 http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2010/09/stable-and-beta-channel-updates.html

VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE

2010-08-17 - Vendor notified 2010-08-18 - Vendor response 2010-08-25 - Status update received 2010-09-03 - Coordinated public Disclosure