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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Google Chrome Vendors:   Google
Google Chrome Javascript Memory Access Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022773
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022773
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2935   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 26 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.172.43
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 Javascript that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory read error and obtain potentially sensitive information from the target user's system. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run within the Google Chrome sandbox.

The vulnerability resides in the V8 Javascript engine.

Mozilla Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create Javascript that, when loaded by the target user, will obtain information from the target user's system or potentially execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.0.172.43).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2009/08/stable-update-security-fixes.html

Vendor URL:  googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2009/08/stable-update-security-fixes.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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