Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2016-096
Date(s) Issued: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Subject: 
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution
Overview: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome, which could result in arbitrary code execution. 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 could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, or cause denial-of-service conditions.

Systems Affected: 
  • Google Chrome prior to version 51.0.2704.63 
RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
Medium
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
High
Small business entities: 
Medium
Home Users: 
Medium
Description: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome. These vulnerabilities can be triggered by a user visiting a specially crafted web page. Details of these vulnerabilities are as follows:

  • Cross-origin bypass in extension bindings. (CVE-2016-1672)(CVE-2016-1676)
  • Cross-origin bypass in Blink. (CVE-2016-1673) (CVE-2016-175)
  • Cross-origin bypass in extensions. (CVE-2016-1674)
  • Type confusion in V8. (CVE-2016-1677)
  • Heap overflow in V8. (CVE-2016-1678)
  • Heap use-after-free in V8 bindings. (CVE-2016-1679)
  • Heap use-after-free in Skia. (CVE-2016-1680)
  • Heap overflow in PDFium. (CVE-2016-1681)
  • CSP bypass for ServiceWorker. (CVE-2016-1682)
  • Out-of-bounds access in libxslt. (CVE-2016-1683)
  • Integer overflow in libxslt.(CVE-2016-1684)
  • Out-of-bounds read in PDFium. (CVE-2016-1685) (CVE-2016-1686)
  • Information leak in extensions. (CVE-2016-1687)
  • Out-of-bounds read in V8. (CVE-2016-1688)
  • Heap buffer overflow in media (CVE-2016-1689)
  • Heap use-after-free in Autofill. (CVE-2016-1690)
  • Heap buffer-overflow in Skia. (CVE-2016-1691)
  • Limited cross-origin bypass in ServiceWorker. (CVE-2016-1692)
  • HTTP Download of Software Removal Tool. (CVE-2016-1693)
  • HPKP pins removed on cache clearance. (CVE-2016-1694)
  • Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives. (CVE-2016-1695)

Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, or cause denial-of-service conditions.

Actions: 
  • After appropriate testing, apply applicable patches provided by Google to the vulnerable systems.
  • 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.
  • Inform and educate users regarding the threats posed by hypertext links contained in emails or attachments especially from un-trusted sources.

 

References: 

Google: 

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.in/2016/05/stable-channel-update_25.html 

CVE:

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1672

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1673

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1674

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1675

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1676

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1677

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1678

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1679

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1680

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1681

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1682

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1683

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1684

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1685

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1686

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1687

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1688

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1689

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1690

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1691

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1692

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1693

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1694

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1695