#VU55872 Use-after-free


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

Vulnerability identifier: #VU55872

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-2021-30601

CWE-ID: CWE-416

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 compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in Extensions API. A remote attacker can trick the victim to visit a specially crafted web page, 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.

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=1234009
http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-30601


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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