TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Google Chrome List Item Marker Type Confusion Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-314: May 2nd, 2017


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Google Chrome. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the processing of list item markers. It's possible to trigger a type confusion condition by manipulating a document's elements. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.

Vendor Response

Google has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-01-24 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-05-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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