Google Chrome CVE-2012-2874 out-of-bounds write in Skia

google-chrome-cve20122874 (78835) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


An error in Google Chrome related to out-of-bounds write in Skia could allow a remote attacker to possibly execute arbitrary code or cause an application crash by persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site.


Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of Google Chrome (22.0.1229.79 or later), available from the Google Chrome Web site. See References.


  • Google Chrome Releases Blog, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | 10:63: Stable Channel Update 38.
  • BID-55676: Google Chrome Prior to 22.0.1229.79 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-2874: Skia, as used in Google Chrome before 22.0.1229.79, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors that trigger an out-of-bounds write operation, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-2883.
  • OSVDB ID: 85766: Google Chrome Skia Out-of-bounds Write Unspecified Remote Code Execution (2012-2874)
  • SA50759: Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Google Chrome 21


Sep 25, 2012

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