#VU55869 Type Confusion


Published: 2021-08-17 | Updated: 2021-08-19

Vulnerability identifier: #VU55869

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-30598

CWE-ID: CWE-843

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Google Chrome
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor: Google

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a type confusion error in V8. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger a type confusion error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Google Chrome: 90.0.4430.72 - 92.0.4515.131


CPE

External links
http://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2021/08/stable-channel-update-for-desktop.html
http://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1234764
http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-30598


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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