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Resource Management Errors

CVE-2010-0659

Severity High
Score 9.3/10

Summary

The image decoder in WebKit before r52833, as used in Google Chrome before 4.0.249.78, does not properly handle a failure of memory allocation, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code in the Chrome sandbox via a malformed GIF file that specifies a large size.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published