Advisory Published


First published: Wed Nov 15 2023(Updated: )

Chromium: CVE-2023-5997 Use after free in Garbage Collection

Use after free in Garbage Collection in Google Chrome prior to 119.0.6045.159 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page. (Chromium security severity: High)

Credit: chrome-cve-admin@google.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Microsoft Edge<119.0.2151.72
Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) Extended Stable
Google Chrome<119.0.6045.159

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2023-5997?

    CVE-2023-5997 is a vulnerability in Chromium that allows a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-5997?

    The severity of CVE-2023-5997 is High with a severity value of 8.8.

  • How does CVE-2023-5997 affect Microsoft Edge?

    CVE-2023-5997 affects Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) versions prior to 119.0.2151.72.

  • How can I fix CVE-2023-5997 in Microsoft Edge?

    To fix CVE-2023-5997 in Microsoft Edge, update to version 119.0.2151.72 or later.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2023-5997?

    You can find more information about CVE-2023-5997 in the references provided: [1](https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2023/11/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_14.html), [2](https://crbug.com/1497997), [3](https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2023-5997).


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