Multiple Google Chrome Vulnerabilities Could Allow for Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2013-052
Date(s) Issued: 
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Subject: 
Multiple Google Chrome Vulnerabilities Could Allow for Remote Code Execution
Overview: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome that could allow remote code execution, bypass of security restrictions, or cause denial-of-service conditions. Google Chrome is a web browser used to access the Internet. Details are not currently available that depict accurate attack scenarios, but it is believed that some of the 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 either an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user, or gaining session authentication credentials. 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 for Windows, Mac and Linux versions prior to 27.0.1453.93
RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
High
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
High
Small business entities: 
High
Description: 

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

Successful exploitation of some of the above vulnerabilities could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could install programs; view, change, delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

Actions: 
  • Update vulnerable Google Chrome products immediately after appropriate testing by following the steps outlined by Google here: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95414
  • 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.
  • Do not open email attachments or click on URLs from unknown or untrusted sources.
References: 
Security Focus:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/60056
CVE:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2836
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2837
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2838
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2839
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2840
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2841
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2842
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2843
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2844
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2845
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2846
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2847
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2848
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2849
Google:
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.ie/2013/05/stable-channel-release.html