#VU56876 Use-after-free


Published: 2021-09-24 | Updated: 2021-09-25

Vulnerability identifier: #VU56876

Vulnerability 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

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 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 - 93.0.4577.82


CPE

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.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.


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