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VUPEN Security Research - Google Chrome WebKit Engine Child Tag Deletion Stale Pointer Vulnerability Oct 07 2011 12:14PM
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VUPEN Security Research - Google Chrome WebKit Engine Child Tag Deletion
Stale Pointer Vulnerability

Website : http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php

Twitter : http://twitter.com/vupen

I. BACKGROUND
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"Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit
layout engine. As of August 2011, Chrome is the third most widely used
browser with 23.16% worldwide usage share of web browsers" (Wikipedia)

II. DESCRIPTION
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VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a vulnerability in Google
Chrome.

The vulnerability is caused by a stale pointer in the WebKit engine when
deleting certain child tags in a specific order, which could be exploited by
remote attackers to compromise a vulnerable system via a specially crafted
web page.

III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS
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Google Chrome versions prior to 14.0.835.202

IV. Binary Analysis & Exploits/PoCs
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In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerability and a proof-of-concept code
are available through the VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits portal :

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php

VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service provides private exploits and
in-depth technical analysis of the most significant public vulnerabilities
based on disassembly, reverse engineering, protocol analysis, and code
audit.

The service allows governments and major corporations to evaluate risks, and
protect infrastructures and assets against new threats. The service also
allows security vendors (IPS, IDS, AntiVirus) to supplement their internal
research efforts and quickly develop both vulnerability-based and
exploit-based signatures to proactively protect their customers from attacks
and emerging threats.

V. VUPEN Threat Protection Program
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Governments and major corporations which are members of the VUPEN Threat
Protection Program (TPP) have been proactively alerted about the
vulnerability
when it was discovered by VUPEN in advance of its public disclosure, and
have received a detailed attack detection guidance to protect national and
critical infrastructures against potential 0-day attacks exploiting this
vulnerability:

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php

VI. SOLUTION
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Upgrade to Google Chrome version 14.0.835.202

VII. CREDIT
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This vulnerability was discovered by Matthieu Bonetti of VUPEN Security

VIII. ABOUT VUPEN Security
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VUPEN is the world leader in vulnerability research for defensive and
offensive cyber security. VUPEN solutions enable corporations and
governments
to measure and manage risks, eliminate vulnerabilities before they can be
exploited, and protect critical infrastructures and assets against known and
unknown vulnerabilities.

VUPEN has been recently recognized as "Company of the Year in the
Vulnerability
Research Market (2011)" by Frost & Sullivan.

VUPEN solutions include:

* VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service (BAE) :
http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php

* VUPEN Threat Protection Program (TPP) :
http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php

IX. REFERENCES
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http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2011/10/stable-channel-update.h
tml
http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php

X. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
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2011-06-06 - Vulnerability Discovered by VUPEN and shared with TPP customers
2011-10-05 - Public disclosure

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