Google Chrome input element code execution

google-input-element-code-exec (80296) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Google Chrome could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a bad cast in input element handling. 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.

*CVSS:

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

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Google Chrome (23.0.1271.91 or later), available from the Google Chrome Releases Web site. See References.

References:

  • Google Chrome Releases Web site: Stable Channel Update .
  • BID-56684: Google Chrome Prior to 23.0.1271.91 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-5136: Google Chrome before 23.0.1271.91 does not properly perform a cast of an unspecified variable during handling of the INPUT element, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unknown other impact via a crafted HTML document.
  • OSVDB ID: 87885: Google Chrome Input Element Handling Unspecified Bad Cast Issue
  • SA51437: Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Google Chrome 21
  • Google Chrome 22
  • Google Chrome 23

Reported:

Nov 26, 2012

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