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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Google Chrome Vendors:   Google
Google Chrome Use-After-Free Memory Error in Media Cache Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040830
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040830
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-6118   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 3 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Google Chrome. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a use-after-free memory error in Media Cache and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2018-6118].

Ned Williamson reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (66.0.3359.139).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2018/04/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_26.html

Vendor URL:  chromereleases.googleblog.com/2018/04/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_26.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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