Advisory Details

September 1st, 2016

Google Chrome StylePropertySerializer Type Confusion Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-16-501
ZDI-CAN-3840

CVE ID CVE-2016-5161
CVSS SCORE 4.3, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
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 30610. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information 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 StylePropertySerializer class. By manipulating a document's elements an attacker can trigger a type confusion condition. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code in 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/2016/08/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_31.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-06-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-09-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT 62600BCA031B9EB5CB4A74ADDDD6771E
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