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[Full-disclosure] Secunia Research: Google Chrome Pop-Up Block Menu Handling Vulnerability

From: Secunia Research <remove-vuln_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jan 26 2010 - 09:24:05 GMT
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Secunia Research 26/01/2010 - Google Chrome Pop-Up Block Menu Handling Vulnerability -
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Table of Contents Affected Software....................................................1 Severity.............................................................2 Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3 Description of Vulnerability.........................................4 Solution.............................................................5 Time Table...........................................................6 Credits..............................................................7 References...........................................................8 About Secunia........................................................9 Verification........................................................10
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1) Affected Software
  • Google Chrome 3.0.195.38

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.



2) Severity

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System compromise
Where: Remote



3) Vendor's Description of Software

"Google Chrome runs web pages and applications with lightning speed.".

Product Link:
http://www.google.com/chrome



4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Google Chrome, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused by a use-after-free error when trying to display a blocked pop-up window while navigating away from the current site.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.



5) Solution

Upgrade to version 4.0.249.78.



6) Time Table 30/12/2009 - Vendor notified. 30/12/2009 - Vendor response. 26/01/2010 - Public disclosure.
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7) Credits

Discovered by Jakob Balle and Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.



8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has not currently assigned a CVE identifier for the vulnerability.



9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://secunia.com/advisories/business_solutions/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory database as a service to the security community and private individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/advisories/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the security and reliability of software in general:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/corporate/jobs/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/advisories/mailing_lists/


  1. Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2009-65/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/




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