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Google Chrome multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#258423

Original Release Date: 2011-01-13 | Last Revised: 2012-03-28


Google Chrome contains multiple vulnerabilities that can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.


Google Chrome stable channel versions prior to 8.0.552.237 contain multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities include a stack corruption vulnerability in the PDF renderer component, two memory corruption vulnerabilities in the Vorbis decoder, and a video frame size error resulting in a bad memory access.

The full list of security fixes can be found in the release notes.


By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document, PDF file, or video file, an attacker can cause the application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.


Apply an Update

Update to version 8.0.552.237 or later. In most cases, this will happen automatically.

Vendor Information


Google Affected

Notified:  December 16, 2010 Updated: January 13, 2011



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 9 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:P
Temporal 7 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 7 CDP:ND/TD:ND/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Bug 67208 was reported by Jared Allar of the CERT/CC and bugs 67303 and 68115 were reported by David Warren of the CERT/CC. See Google's release notes for full credits.

This document was written by Jared Allar and David Warren.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 3.29
Date Public: 2011-01-12
Date First Published: 2011-01-13
Date Last Updated: 2012-03-28 15:24 UTC
Document Revision: 22

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