CWE-416 - Use After Free
Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]Description
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.
The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in FileReader. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted file with Google Chrome, trigger use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Google Chrome: 70.0.3538.67, 70.0.3538.102, 70.0.3538.110, 71.0.3578.80, 72.0, 72.0.3626.81, 72.0.3626.96CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?
The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.