Google Chrome < 2.0.172.43 Remote Code Execution

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800939

Synopsis

The remote host contains a web browser that is vulnerable to a remote code execution attack.

Description

The version of Google Chrome installed on the remote host is earlier than 2.0.172.43. Such versions have a flaw in the V8 Javascript engine which could potentially allow specially-crafted Javascript on a eb page to read unauthorize memory, bypassing security checks. An attacker could exploit this to run arbitrary code within the Chrome sand-box.

Solution

Upgrade to Google Chrome 2.0.172.43 or later.

See Also

code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=18639

code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=18725

googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2009/08/stable-update-security-fixes.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 800939

File Name: 800939.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2009/08/26

Nessus ID: 40778

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/08/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2935

BID: 36149