Remote code execution in Google Chrome

Published: 2019-03-04 10:18:35 | Updated: 2019-03-06
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-5786
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Google Chrome
Vulnerable software versions Google Chrome 72.0.3626.96
Google Chrome 72.0
Google Chrome 72.0.3626.81

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Vendor URL Google

Security Advisory

UPDATE: 06.03.2019
The vulnerability risk was raised to "Critical" due to in the wild exploitation of the vulnerability according to Google update.

1) Use-after-free


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.


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