Google Chrome Skia Integer Overflow Vulnerability (CVS 2023-2136) Notice

Google Chrome Skia Integer Overflow Vulnerability (CVS 2023-2136) Notice

abril 24, 2023 | NSFOCUS


Recently, NSFOCUS CERT found that Google officially fixed an integer overflow vulnerability in Chrome Skia (CVE-2023-2136). Due to a flaw in Skia, when the value exceeds the maximum limit of integer type due to arithmetic operations, an integer overflow will occur. The attacker triggers this vulnerability by inducing users to open a specially crafted HTML page, ultimately leading to arbitrary code execution on the target system. At present, it has been detected that the vulnerability is being exploited in the wild. Affected users should take protective measures as soon as possible.

Chrome Skia is a graphics engine library developed by Google, written in C++language and characterized by efficiency, cross platform, and customization. Chrome Skia is widely used in Google Chrome browser, Android operating system, and other Google products.

Reference link:

Scope of Impact

Affected version

  • Google Chrome < 112.0.5615.137

Unaffected version

  • Google Chrome (Windows) >= 112.0.5615.137/138
  • Google Chrome (Ma) >= 112.0.5615.137
  • Google Chrome (Linux) >= 112.0.5615.165

Note: The Linux version has not been updated yet


Official uprade

At present, the official has released a secure version for Windows and Mac. Affected users are requested to upgrade the version as soon as possible for protection. The reference link is as follows:

Manual upgrade

Check for updates in the Chrome menu bar – “Help” – “About Google Chrome”, and restart after the update.


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