Google Chrome IPC security bypass

google-chrome-ipc-sec-bypass (79186) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Google Chrome could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error in the IPC (Inter-Process Communication) layer. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to write arbitrary files.

*CVSS:

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

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Google Chrome (22.0.1229.94 or later), available from the Google Chrome Releases Web site. See References.

References:

  • Google Chrome Releases Web site: Stable Channel Update.
  • BID-55867: Google Chrome Prior to 22.0.1229.94 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-5376: The Inter-process Communication (IPC) implementation in Google Chrome before 22.0.1229.94 allows remote attackers to bypass intended sandbox restrictions and write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to a renderer process, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-5112.
  • OSVDB ID: 86156: Google Chrome IPC Renderer Process Leveraging Sandbox Bypass Arbitrary File Write
  • SA50954: Google Chrome Two Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Google Chrome 22

Reported:

Oct 10, 2012

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