Remote code execution in Google Chrome



Published: 2021-09-24 | Updated: 2021-09-25
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-37973
CWE-ID CWE-416
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability 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 one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU56876

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-37973

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 when processing HTML content within the Portals component in Google Chrome. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted website, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

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

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Google Chrome: 7.0.517.41, 7.0.517.44, 70.0.3538.67, 70.0.3538.77, 70.0.3538.102, 70.0.3538.110, 71.0.3578.80, 71.0.3578.98, 72.0.3626.81, 72.0.3626.96, 72.0.3626.109, 72.0.3626.119, 72.0.3626.121, 73.0.3683.75, 73.0.3683.86, 73.0.3683.103, 74.0.3729.108, 74.0.3729.131, 74.0.3729.157, 74.0.3729.169, 75.0.3770.80, 75.0.3770.90, 75.0.3770.100, 75.0.3770.142, 76.0.3809.87, 76.0.3809.100, 76.0.3809.132, 77.0.3865.75, 77.0.3865.90, 77.0.3865.120, 78.0.3904.70, 78.0.3904.87, 78.0.3904.97, 78.0.3904.108, 79.0.3945.79, 79.0.3945.88, 79.0.3945.117, 79.0.3945.130, 80.0.3987.87, 80.0.3987.100, 80.0.3987.106, 80.0.3987.116, 80.0.3987.122, 80.0.3987.132, 80.0.3987.149, 80.0.3987.162, 80.0.3987.163, 81.0.4044.92, 81.0.4044.113, 81.0.4044.122, 81.0.4044.129, 81.0.4044.138, 83.0.4103.61, 83.0.4103.97, 83.0.4103.106, 83.0.4103.116, 84.0.4147.89, 84.0.4147.105, 84.0.4147.125, 84.0.4147.135, 85.0.4183.83, 85.0.4183.102, 85.0.4183.121, 86.0.4240.75, 86.0.4240.111, 86.0.4240.183, 86.0.4240.193, 86.0.4240.198, 87.0.4280.66, 87.0.4280.88, 87.0.4280.141, 88.0.4324.96, 88.0.4324.104, 88.0.4324.146, 88.0.4324.150, 88.0.4324.182, 88.0.4324.190, 89.0.4389.72, 89.0.4389.82, 89.0.4389.90, 89.0.4389.114, 89.0.4389.128, 90.0.4430.72, 90.0.4430.85, 90.0.4430.93, 90.0.4430.212, 91.0.4472.77, 91.0.4472.101, 91.0.4472.106, 91.0.4472.114, 91.0.4472.124, 91.0.4472.164, 92.0.4515.107, 92.0.4515.131, 92.0.4515.159, 93.0.4577.63, 93.0.4577.82

CPE2.3 External links

http://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2021/09/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_24.html
http://crbug.com/1251727
http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-37973

Q & A

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.



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