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Researchers Disclose Magellan 2.0 Exploits in Google Chrome

Researchers from Tencent Blade say five Magellan 2.0 exploits in Google Chrome could allow attackers to run remote execution attacks.


Security researchers have discovered five browser exploits that could lead to remotely executed code attacks. Interestingly, all five of the vulnerabilities have been patched. However, the so-called Magellan 2.0 flaws remain a threat to unpatched Chrome builds.

Disclosed by researchers at Tencent Blade, the Magellan 2.0 vulnerabilities are found in the SQLite database management system. This is a self-contained database that is common in and .

According to the research team, if exploited the vulnerabilities would allow bad actors to attack Chrome remotely through a HTML page loaded with malicious content.

Researchers have disclosed five recently-patched vulnerabilities in the Chrome browser that could be exploited by an attacker to remotely execute code. The vulnerabilities are listed as CVE-2019-13734, CVE-2019-13750, CVE-2019-13751, CVE-2019-13752, CVE-2019-13753.

Tencent Blade says an exploit would allow attackers to “obtain potentially sensitive information from process memory.”

“Magellan means a group of vulnerabilities we have reported recently,” said Tencent researchers in an advisory this week. “If you are using a software that is using SQLite as component (without the latest patch), and it supports external SQL queries… Or, you are using Chrome that is prior to 79.0.3945.79 and it enabled WebSQL, you may be affected.”


The researchers say they will not disclose any more information while they adhere to standard vulnerability disclosure processes. This means no more details will emerge until “90 days after the vulnerability report”.

Due to “responsible vulnerability disclosure process,” researchers said they are not disclosing further details of the vulnerability “90 days after the vulnerability report.”

“We have reported all the details of the vulnerability to Google and they have fixed vulnerabilities,” said researchers. “If your product uses Chromium, please update to the official stable version 79.0.3945.79. If your product uses SQLite, please update to the newest code commit.”

Luke Jones
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Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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