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Google Chrome < 2.0.172.37 Buffer Overflow

High

Synopsis

The remote host contains a web browser that is vulnerable multiple attack vectors.

Description

The version of Google Chrome installed on the remote host is earlier than 2.0.172.37. Such versions are reportedly affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A heap overflow exists when evaluating specially crafted regular expressions in Javascript. This could lead to a denial of service or the remote execution of arbitrary code withing the Google Chrome sandbox.

- A memory corruption issue exists in the renderer process that could cause a denial of service or possibly allow arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the logged on user.

- A denial-of-service issue when the application handles a maliciously crafted webpage containing a 'HTMLSelectElement' object with a large length attribute.

Solution

Upgrade to Google Chrome 2.0.172.37 or later.