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Google Chrome JavaScript Regular Expressions Memory Corruption

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Release Date:  2009-07-17    Last Update:  2009-07-24    Views:  6,947

Secunia Advisory SA35844

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Google Chrome, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing regular expressions in JavaScript and can be exploited to corrupt memory and potentially cause a heap-based buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

NOTE: An additional error can be exploited to potentially bypass the Google Chrome sandbox by allocating large amounts of memory.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 2.0.172.37.


Solution:
Update to version 2.0.172.37.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Google Chrome security team

Original Advisory:
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2009/07/stable-beta-update-bug-fixes.html

Deep Links:
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