Cumulative Google Chrome Updates

ITS Advisory Number: 
2013-110
Date(s) Issued: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Subject: 
Cumulative Google Chrome Updates
Overview: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome that could allow remote code execution or cause denial-of-service conditions. Google Chrome is a web browser used to access the Internet.  These vulnerabilities can be exploited if a user visits, or is redirected to, a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Systems Affected: 
  • Google Chrome prior to 31.0.1650.48
RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
High
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
High
Small business entities: 
High
Home Users: 
High
Description: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome. Details of these vulnerabilities are as follows:

Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may result in the attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Actions: 
  • Apply appropriate patches provided by Google to vulnerable systems immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
  • Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.
  • Remind users not to download or open files from un-trusted websites.
References: 
Google:
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2013/11/stable-channel-update.html
CVE:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6621
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6622
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6623
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6624
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6625
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6626
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6627
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6628