Multiple Security Vulnerabilities reported in Google Chrome

ITS Advisory Number: 
2013-068
Date(s) Issued: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Subject: 
Multiple Security Vulnerabilities reported in Google Chrome
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. 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 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 Prior to 28.0.1500.71
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 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.

Actions: 
  • Update vulnerable Google Chrome products immediately after appropriate testing by following the steps outlined by Google.
  • 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.
References: 
Google:
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2013/07/stable-channel-update.html
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95414?hl=en
Security Focus:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/61041
CVE:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2853
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2867
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2868
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2869
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2870
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2871
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2872
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2873
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2874
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2875
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2876
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2877
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2878
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2879
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2880