76549 : WebKit DOMImplementation::isXMLMIMEType Function Worker Process Initialization Race Condition Issue
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2011-10-07
Time to Patch
41 days

Description

WebKit contains a race condition in the 'DOMImplementation::isXMLMIMEType' function that is triggered when handling worker process initialization. With a specially crafted web page, a context-dependent attacker can cause a crash and potentially disclose memory contents.

Classification

Location: Context Dependent
Attack Type: Race Condition
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Solution: Patch / RCS, Third-Party Solution
Exploit: PoC Public
Disclosure: Vendor Verified, Coordinated Disclosure
OSVDB: Web Related

Solution

The vendor has released a patch to address this vulnerability. There are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. Check the vendor advisory, changelog, or solution in the references section for details.

Upgrade to Google Chrome version 15.0.874.102 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Google, Inc.
Chrome
14.0.835.202
The WebKitGTK+ Team
WebKitGTK+
Unspecified

References

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 5.1
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2011-10-26 | Disagree? | There are 1 more: View All

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_0 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_1

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