Secunia Research: Google Chrome Pop-Up Block Menu Handling Vulnerability



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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.

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2) Severity

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System compromise
Where: Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software

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

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

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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.

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5) Solution

Upgrade to version 4.0.249.78.

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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.

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8) References

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

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10) Verification

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

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