#VU9577 Use-after-free error in Google Chrome

Published: 2020-03-18 | Updated: 2020-04-07

Vulnerability identifier: #VU9577

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-15412


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

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

Vendor: Google

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

The weakness exists due to use-after-free error in libXML. A remote attacker can trick the victim into visiting a specially crafted website, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in system compromise.

Update to version 63.0.3239.84.

Vulnerable software versions

Google Chrome: 60.0.3112.90 - 62.0.3202.94

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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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

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