Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow for Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2014-073
Date(s) Issued: 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Subject: 
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow for 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 of these vulnerabilities could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the user running the affected application. 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 37.0.2062.94

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: 

Eight unspecified vulnerabilities were patched in the latest version of Google Chrome. They are listed as follows:

  • Use-after-free vulnerability in SVG that could result in remote code execution. [CVE-2014-3168]
  • Use-after-free vulnerability in DOM that could result in remote code execution. [CVE-2014-3169]
  • Extension permission dialog spoofing. [CVE-2014-3170]
  • Use-after-free vulnerability in bindings that could result in remote code execution. [CVE-2014-3171]
  • Unspecified security vulnerability related to extension debugging. [CVE-2014-3172]
  • Information disclosure vulnerability related to uninitialized memory read in WebGL. [CVE-2014-3173]
  • Uninitialized memory read in Web Audio. [CVE-2014-3174]
  • Various fixes from internal audits. [CVE-2014-3175]
  • Multiple unspecified remote code execution vulnerabilities [CVE-2014-3176]
Actions: 

We recommend the following actions be taken:

  • 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.
  • Remind users not to open email attachments or click on URLs from unknown or un-trusted sources.
References: 

Google:
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2014/08/stable-channel-update.html

CVE:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3168
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3169
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3170
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3171
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3172
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3173
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3174
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3175

SecurityFocus:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/69398  
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/69403
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/69405
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/69404
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/69407
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/69400
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/69406
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/69401
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/69402