ID CVE-2016-5172
Summary The parser in Google V8, as used in Google Chrome before 53.0.2785.113, mishandles scopes, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from arbitrary memory locations via crafted JavaScript code.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Google Chrome 53.0.2785.101
    cpe:2.3:a:google:chrome:53.0.2785.101
CVSS
Base: 4.3 (as of 26-09-2016 - 11:12)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-200
CAPEC
  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.
  • Reusing Session IDs (aka Session Replay)
    This attack targets the reuse of valid session ID to spoof the target system in order to gain privileges. The attacker tries to reuse a stolen session ID used previously during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking. Another name for this type of attack is Session Replay.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL NONE NONE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201610-09.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201610-09 (Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Chromium web browser. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, obtain sensitive information, or bypass security restrictions. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-11-14
    plugin id 94420
    published 2016-10-31
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=94420
    title GLSA-201610-09 : Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2016-2E50862950.NASL
    description Security fix for CVE-2016-5177, CVE-2016-5178 https://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2016/09/stable-channel-updat e-for-desktop_29.html ---- Update to 53.0.2785.116. https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+log/53.0.2785.113..53. 0.2785.116?pretty=fuller&n=10000 ---- Update to 53.0.2785.113 Security fix for CVE-2016-5170, CVE-2016-5171, CVE-2016-5172, CVE-2016-5173, CVE-2016-5174, CVE-2016-5175 ---- Stable update to 53.0.2785.101. Security fix for CVE-2016-5147, CVE-2016-5148, CVE-2016-5149, CVE-2016-5150, CVE-2016-5151, CVE-2016-5152, CVE-2016-5153, CVE-2016-5154, CVE-2016-5155, CVE-2016-5156, CVE-2016-5157, CVE-2016-5158, CVE-2016-5159, CVE-2016-5161, CVE-2016-5162, CVE-2016-5163, CVE-2016-5164, CVE-2016-5165, CVE-2016-5166, CVE-2016-5160, CVE-2016-5167 Also applies fix for chrome-remote-desktop where HOME env variable was not properly set via systemd service. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-02-01
    plugin id 94024
    published 2016-10-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=94024
    title Fedora 23 : chromium (2016-2e50862950)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3667.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the chromium web browser. - CVE-2016-5170 A use-after-free issue was discovered in Blink/Webkit. - CVE-2016-5171 Another use-after-free issue was discovered in Blink/Webkit. - CVE-2016-5172 Choongwoo Han discovered an information leak in the v8 JavaScript library. - CVE-2016-5173 A resource bypass issue was discovered in extensions. - CVE-2016-5174 Andrey Kovalev discoved a way to bypass the popup blocker. - CVE-2016-5175 The chrome development team found and fixed various issues during internal auditing. - CVE-2016-7395 An uninitialized memory read issue was discovered in the skia library.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 93546
    published 2016-09-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93546
    title Debian DSA-3667-1 : chromium-browser - security update
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_GOOGLE_CHROME_53_0_2785_113.NASL
    description The version of Google Chrome installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 53.0.2785.113. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - A use-after-free error exists in the file bindings/modules/v8/V8BindingForModules.cpp that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5170) - A use-after-free error exists in Blink that is related to window constructors being callable. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5171) - An arbitrary memory read error exists in V8 that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to disclose sensitive memory information. (CVE-2016-5172) - A flaw exists due to improper handling of specially crafted web pages. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to load JavaScript extension resources, which may then be used to perform unauthorized actions. (CVE-2016-5173) - A flaw exists that is triggered when in fullscreen mode, in file ui/cocoa/browser_window_controller_private.mm, that results in a failure to suppress popups. (CVE-2016-5174) - An unspecified flaw exists that allows an attacker to impact confidentiality, integrity, and availability. (CVE-2016-5175) - A flaw exists due to improper handling of IPC messages for dead routing IDs. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5175) - An unspecified flaw exists that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass the SafeBrowsing protection mechanism. (CVE-2016-5176) Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 93477
    published 2016-09-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93477
    title Google Chrome < 53.0.2785.113 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id GOOGLE_CHROME_53_0_2785_113.NASL
    description The version of Google Chrome installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 53.0.2785.113. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - A use-after-free error exists in the file bindings/modules/v8/V8BindingForModules.cpp that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5170) - A use-after-free error exists in Blink that is related to window constructors being callable. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5171) - An arbitrary memory read error exists in V8 that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to disclose sensitive memory information. (CVE-2016-5172) - A flaw exists due to improper handling of specially crafted web pages. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to load JavaScript extension resources, which may then be used to perform unauthorized actions. (CVE-2016-5173) - A flaw exists that is triggered when in fullscreen mode, in file ui/cocoa/browser_window_controller_private.mm, that results in a failure to suppress popups. (CVE-2016-5174) - An unspecified flaw exists that allows an attacker to impact confidentiality, integrity, and availability. (CVE-2016-5175) - A flaw exists due to improper handling of IPC messages for dead routing IDs. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5175) - An unspecified flaw exists that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass the SafeBrowsing protection mechanism. (CVE-2016-5176) Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 93476
    published 2016-09-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93476
    title Google Chrome < 53.0.2785.113 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2016-1085.NASL
    description Chromium was updated to 53.0.2785.113 to fix a number of security issues and bugs. The following vulnerabilities were fixed : - CVE-2016-5170: Use after free in Blink - CVE-2016-5171: Use after free in Blink - CVE-2016-5172: Arbitrary Memory Read in v8 - CVE-2016-5173: Extension resource access - CVE-2016-5174: Popup not correctly suppressed - CVE-2016-5175: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-13
    plugin id 93595
    published 2016-09-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93595
    title openSUSE Security Update : chromium (openSUSE-2016-1085)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_27180C999B5C11E6B79919BEF72F4B7C.NASL
    description Node.js v6.9.0 LTS contains the following security fixes, specific to v6.x : Disable auto-loading of openssl.cnf: Don't automatically attempt to load an OpenSSL configuration file, from the OPENSSL_CONF environment variable or from the default location for the current platform. Always triggering a configuration file load attempt may allow an attacker to load compromised OpenSSL configuration into a Node.js process if they are able to place a file in a default location. Patched V8 arbitrary memory read (CVE-2016-5172): The V8 parser mishandled scopes, potentially allowing an attacker to obtain sensitive information from arbitrary memory locations via crafted JavaScript code. This vulnerability would require an attacker to be able to execute arbitrary JavaScript code in a Node.js process. Create a unique v8_inspector WebSocket address: Generate a UUID for each execution of the inspector. This provides additional security to prevent unauthorized clients from connecting to the Node.js process via the v8_inspector port when running with --inspect. Since the debugging protocol allows extensive access to the internals of a running process, and the execution of arbitrary code, it is important to limit connections to authorized tools only. Note that the v8_inspector protocol in Node.js is still considered an experimental feature. Vulnerability originally reported by Jann Horn. All of these vulnerabilities are considered low-severity for Node.js users, however, users of Node.js v6.x should upgrade at their earliest convenience.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 94415
    published 2016-10-31
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=94415
    title FreeBSD : node.js -- multiple vulnerabilities (27180c99-9b5c-11e6-b799-19bef72f4b7c)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2016-1905.NASL
    description An update for chromium-browser is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. Chromium is an open source web browser, powered by WebKit (Blink). This update upgrades Chromium to version 53.0.2785.113. Security Fix(es) : * Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Chromium to crash, execute arbitrary code, or disclose sensitive information when visited by the victim. (CVE-2016-5170, CVE-2016-5171, CVE-2016-5175, CVE-2016-5172, CVE-2016-5173, CVE-2016-5174)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 93586
    published 2016-09-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93586
    title RHEL 6 : chromium-browser (RHSA-2016:1905)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2016-B15185B72A.NASL
    description Update to 53.0.2785.113 Security fix for CVE-2016-5170, CVE-2016-5171, CVE-2016-5172, CVE-2016-5173, CVE-2016-5174, CVE-2016-5175 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-18
    plugin id 93578
    published 2016-09-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93578
    title Fedora 24 : chromium (2016-b15185b72a)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2016-03B199BEC6.NASL
    description Update to 53.0.2785.113 Security fix for CVE-2016-5170, CVE-2016-5171, CVE-2016-5172, CVE-2016-5173, CVE-2016-5174, CVE-2016-5175 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-11-15
    plugin id 94769
    published 2016-11-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=94769
    title Fedora 25 : chromium (2016-03b199bec6)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3091-1.NASL
    description A use-after-free was discovered in the V8 bindings in Blink. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5170) A use-after-free was discovered in the V8 bindings in Blink. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5171) An issue was discovered in V8. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to ontain sensitive information from arbitrary memory locations. (CVE-2016-5172) Multiple security issues were discovered in Chromium. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to read uninitialized memory, cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5175, CVE-2016-5178) A use-after-free was discovered in V8. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5177) It was discovered that Chromium does not ensure the recipient of a certain IPC message is a valid RenderFrame or RenderWidget. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitary code. (CVE-2016-7549). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 93938
    published 2016-10-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93938
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : oxide-qt vulnerabilities (USN-3091-1)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2017-98BED96D12.NASL
    description This update updates QtWebEngine to a snapshot from the Qt 5.6 LTS (long-term support) branch. This is a snapshot of the QtWebEngine that will be included in the bugfix and security release Qt 5.6.3, but only the QtWebEngine component is included in this update. The update fixes the following security issues in QtWebEngine 5.6.2: CVE-2016-5133, CVE-2016-5147, CVE-2016-5153, CVE-2016-5155, CVE-2016-5161, CVE-2016-5166, CVE-2016-5170, CVE-2016-5171, CVE-2016-5172, CVE-2016-5181, CVE-2016-5185, CVE-2016-5186, CVE-2016-5187, CVE-2016-5188, CVE-2016-5192, CVE-2016-5198, CVE-2016-5205, CVE-2016-5207, CVE-2016-5208, CVE-2016-5214, CVE-2016-5215, CVE-2016-5221, CVE-2016-5222, CVE-2016-5224, CVE-2016-5225, CVE-2016-9650, CVE-2016-9651, CVE-2016-9652, CVE-2017-5006, CVE-2017-5007, CVE-2017-5008, CVE-2017-5009, CVE-2017-5010, CVE-2017-5012, CVE-2017-5015, CVE-2017-5016, CVE-2017-5017, CVE-2017-5019, CVE-2017-5023, CVE-2017-5024, CVE-2017-5025, CVE-2017-5026, CVE-2017-5027, CVE-2017-5029, CVE-2017-5033, CVE-2017-5037, CVE-2017-5044, CVE-2017-5046, CVE-2017-5047, CVE-2017-5048, CVE-2017-5049, CVE-2017-5050, CVE-2017-5051, CVE-2017-5059, CVE-2017-5061, CVE-2017-5062, CVE-2017-5065, CVE-2017-5067, CVE-2017-5069, CVE-2017-5070, CVE-2017-5071, CVE-2017-5075, CVE-2017-5076, CVE-2016-5078, CVE-2017-5083, and CVE-2017-5089. Other important changes include : - Based on Chromium 49.0.2623.111 (the version used in QtWebEngine 5.7.x) with security fixes from Chromium up to version 59.0.3071.104. (5.6.2 was based on Chromium 45.0.2554.101 with security fixes from Chromium up to version 52.0.2743.116.) - All other bug fixes from QtWebEngine 5.7.1 have been backported. See http://code.qt.io/cgit/qt/qtwebengine.git/tree/dist/changes-5.6.3?h=5. 6 for details. (Please note that at the time of this writing, not all security backports are listed in that file yet. The list above is accurate.) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-05-23
    plugin id 101920
    published 2017-07-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=101920
    title Fedora 24 : qt5-qtwebengine (2017-98bed96d12)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_653A80597C4911E692423065EC8FD3EC.NASL
    description Google Chrome Releases reports : Several security fixes in this release, including : - [641101] High CVE-2016-5170: Use after free in Blink.Credit to Anonymous - [643357] High CVE-2016-5171: Use after free in Blink. Credit to Anonymous - [616386] Medium CVE-2016-5172: Arbitrary Memory Read in v8. Credit to Choongwoo Han - [468931] Medium CVE-2016-5173: Extension resource access. Credit to Anonymous - [579934] Medium CVE-2016-5174: Popup not correctly suppressed. Credit to Andrey Kovalev (@L1kvID) Yandex Security Team - [646394] CVE-2016-5175: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 93581
    published 2016-09-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93581
    title FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (653a8059-7c49-11e6-9242-3065ec8fd3ec)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2016-1084.NASL
    description Chromium was updated to 53.0.2785.113 to fix a number of security issues and bugs. The following vulnerabilities were fixed : - CVE-2016-5170: Use after free in Blink - CVE-2016-5171: Use after free in Blink - CVE-2016-5172: Arbitrary Memory Read in v8 - CVE-2016-5173: Extension resource access - CVE-2016-5174: Popup not correctly suppressed - CVE-2016-5175: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives. The following upstream fixes are included : - SPDY crasher fixes - Disable NV12 DXGI video on AMD - Forward --password-store switch to os_crypt - Tell the kernel to discard USB requests when they time out. - disallow WKBackForwardListItem navigations for pushState pages - arc: bluetooth: Fix advertised uuid - fix conflicting PendingIntent for stop button and swipe away The widevine plugin was re-enabled (boo#998328).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-13
    plugin id 93554
    published 2016-09-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93554
    title openSUSE Security Update : chromium (openSUSE-2016-1084)
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2016:1905
refmap via4
bid 92942
confirm
debian DSA-3667
gentoo GLSA-201610-09
sectrack 1036826
Last major update 06-01-2017 - 22:00
Published 25-09-2016 - 16:59
Last modified 04-01-2018 - 21:30
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