Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2014-048
Date(s) Issued: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Subject: 
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Overview: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome that could result in remote 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 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 then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Systems Affected: 
  • Google Chrome prior to 35.0.1916.114
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 Googles web browser, Chrome, which could result in multiple attack vectors for an unpatched Chrome browser. Some of the vulnerabilities patched are use-after-free, out-of-bounds read, and UI spoofing with a scrollbar.

Successful exploitation 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 then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

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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.
References: 
Google:
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2014/05/stable-channel-update_20.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FdbusP+%28Google+Chrome+Releases%29
CVE:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1743
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1744
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1745
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1746
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1747
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1748
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1749
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3152