google chrome CVE-2018-17480 vulnerability in Google and Other Products
Published on December 11, 2018

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Execution of user supplied Javascript during array deserialization leading to an out of bounds write in V8 in Google Chrome prior to 71.0.3578.80 allowed a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code inside a sandbox via a crafted HTML page.

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Known Exploited Vulnerability

This Google Chromium V8 Out-of-Bounds Write Vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. Google Chromium V8 contains an out-of-bounds write vulnerability which allows a remote attacker to execute code inside a sandbox.

The following remediation steps are recommended / required by June 22, 2022: Apply updates per vendor instructions.

Vulnerability Analysis

CVE-2018-17480 is exploitable with network access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 2.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

What is a Memory Corruption Vulnerability?

The software writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. Typically, this can result in corruption of data, a crash, or code execution. The software may modify an index or perform pointer arithmetic that references a memory location that is outside of the boundaries of the buffer. A subsequent write operation then produces undefined or unexpected results.

CVE-2018-17480 has been classified to as a Memory Corruption vulnerability or weakness.

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