Advisory Details

February 18th, 2016

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

ZDI-16-171
ZDI-CAN-3432

CVE ID CVE-2016-1626
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Google
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Chrome
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 22639. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
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 read 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.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Google has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2016/02/stable-channel-update_9.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-12-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-02-18 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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