Vulnerability Note VU#258423

Google Chrome multiple vulnerabilities

Original Release date: 13 Jan 2011 | Last revised: 28 Mar 2012


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 (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
GoogleAffected16 Dec 201013 Jan 2011
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 9.0 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:P
Temporal 7.0 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 7.0 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: Unknown
  • Date Public: 12 Jan 2011
  • Date First Published: 13 Jan 2011
  • Date Last Updated: 28 Mar 2012
  • Severity Metric: 3.29
  • Document Revision: 21


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