TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Google Chrome Pdfium JPEG2000 Out-Of-Bounds Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-197: March 10th, 2016


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Google Chrome. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of JPEG2000 images. A specially crafted JPEG2000 image embedded inside a PDF can force Google Chrome to write memory past the end of an allocated object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.

Vendor Response

Google has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2016-02-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2016-03-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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