Remote code execution in Google Chrome



Published: 2019-11-01 | Updated: 2022-05-12
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE-ID CVE-2019-13721
CVE-2019-13720
CWE-ID CWE-416
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #2 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Google Chrome
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor Google

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 2 vulnerabilities.

1) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU22473

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-13721

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in PDFium component. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger a 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.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Google Chrome: 75.0.3770.90 - 78.0.3904.70


CPE2.3 External links

http://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2019/10/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_31.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

2) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU22474

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-13720

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error when processing HTML content within the audio component. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Note, this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Google Chrome: 75.0.3770.90 - 78.0.3904.70


CPE2.3 External links

http://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2019/10/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_31.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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