#VU58162 Type Confusion


Published: 2021-11-15 | Updated: 2021-11-23

Vulnerability identifier: #VU58162

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-38012

CWE-ID: CWE-843

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Google

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a type confusion error within the V8 component in Google Chrome. A remote attacker can trick the victim into visiting a specially crafted web page, trigger a type confusion error and gain access to sensitive information.

Mitigation
Update to version 96.0.4664.45.

Vulnerable software versions

Google Chromium: 96.0.4664.0 - 96.0.4664.44


CPE

External links
http://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2021/11/stable-channel-update-for-desktop.html
http://crbug.com/1262791
http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-38012


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.


Latest bulletins with this vulnerability