V8 in Google Chrome prior to 54.0.2840.90 for Linux, and 54.0.2840.85 for Android, and 54.0.2840.87 for Windows and Mac included incorrect optimisation assumptions, which allowed a remote attacker to perform arbitrary read/write operations, leading to code execution, via a crafted HTML page.
Published 2017-01-19 05:59:00
Updated 2018-01-05 02:30:58
Source Google Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

CVE-2016-5198 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Google Chromium V8 Out-of-Bounds Memory Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
Google Chromium V8 Engine contains an out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to perform read/write operations, leading to code execution, via a crafted HTML page. This vulnerability could affect multiple web browsers that utilize Chromium, including, but not limited
Added on 2022-06-08 Action due date 2022-06-22

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-5198

46.08%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 97 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-5198

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-5198

  • The product reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
  • The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-5198

Products affected by CVE-2016-5198

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