Multiple Security Vulnerabilities reported in Google Chrome

ITS Advisory Number: 
2013-101
Date(s) Issued: 
Wednesday, October 16, 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 30.0.1599.101
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/2013/10/stable-channel-update.html
Security Focus:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/62752
CVE:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2907
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2908
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2909
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2910
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2911
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2912
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2913
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2914
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2915
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2916
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2917
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2918
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2919
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2920
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2921
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2922
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2923
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2924
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2925
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2926
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2927
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2928