Use-after-free in Google Chrome could lead to code execution

Chrome willing to take performance hit to prevent use-after-free bugs |  ZDNet

Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser — and Chromium is the open-source version of the browser that other software developers use to build their browsers, as well. This specific vulnerability exists in a specific object in the browser that’s responsible for creating streams of audio and video.

(CVE-2021-38008) is a use-after-free vulnerability that triggers if the user opens a specially crafted web page in Chrome. That page could trigger a use-after-free condition, which could lead to the execution of remote code on the targeted machine.

Cisco Talos worked with Google to ensure that this issue is resolved and an update is available for affected customers, all in adherence to Cisco’s vulnerability disclosure policy

Users are encouraged to update these affected products as soon as possible: Google Chrome, versions 94.0.4606.81 (Stable) and 97.0.4674.1 (Canary).

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