Advisory Details

April 8th, 2016

Google Chrome libANGLE glGetUniformfv Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-224
ZDI-CAN-3623

CVE ID CVE-2016-1649
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 24033. 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 libANGLE library. The issue lies in the failure to safely copy data from buffers of disparate types. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code within the context of the GPU process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Google has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2016/03/stable-channel-update_24.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-03-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-04-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT lokihardt
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