Google Chrome anchors denial of service

chrome-anchors-dos (64673) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Google Chrome is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when handling anchors. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using unknown attack vectors to cause an incorrect type cast.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Google Chrome (8.0.552.237 or later), available from the Google Chrome Releases Web site. See References.

References:

  • DSA 2188-1: webkit security update.
  • Google Chrome Releases Web site: Chrome Stable Release.
  • BID-45788: Google Chrome prior to 8.0.552.237 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2011-0482: Google Chrome before 8.0.552.237 and Chrome OS before 8.0.552.344 do not properly perform a cast of an unspecified variable during handling of anchors, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted HTML document.
  • DSA-2188: webkit -- several vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 70465: Google Chrome HTML Document Anchor Unspecified Variable Casting Remote DoS
  • SA42850: Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA42951: SRWare Iron Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA43688: Debian webkit Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SR:2011:009: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Google Chrome 8.0.549.0
  • Google Chrome 8.0.550.0
  • Google Chrome 8.0.551.0
  • Google Chrome 8.0.552.0

Reported:

Jan 12, 2011

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