Google Chrome run-ins code execution

chrome-runins-code-exec (78175) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Google Chrome could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a bad cast error within run-ins. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.


Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of Google Chrome (21.0.1180.89 or later), available from the Google Chrome Releases Web site. See References.


  • Google Chrome Releases Web site: Stable Channel Update, Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 13:18 .
  • BID-55331: Google Chrome Prior to 21.0.1180.89 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-2866: Google Chrome before 21.0.1180.89 does not properly perform a cast of an unspecified variable during handling of run-in elements, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unknown other impact via a crafted document.
  • OSVDB ID: 85031: Google Chrome Run-Ins Handling Unspecified Bad Cast Issue
  • SA50447: Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.0
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.1
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.2
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.31
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.32
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.33
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.34
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.35
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.36
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.37
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.38
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.39
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.41
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.46
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.47
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.48
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.49
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.50
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.51
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.52
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.53
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.54
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.55
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.56


Aug 30, 2012

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