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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CVE-2023-1812

Severity High
Score 8.8/10

Summary

Out-of-bounds memory access in DOM Bindings in Google Chrome in versions prior to 112.0.5615.49 allowed a remote attacker to perform out-of-bounds memory access via a crafted HTML page.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published