Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow for Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2014-099
Date(s) Issued: 
Tuesday, November 18, 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 39.0.2171.65

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 and patched in the latest Stable Channel Update. This update addressed multiple bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements including the following:

Buffer Overflow Vulnerability CVE-2014-7903
Buffer Overflow Vulnerability CVE-2014-7904
Use After Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE - CVE-2014-7900
Use After Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE - CVE-2014-7902
Unspecified Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerability CVE - CVE-2014-7899
Integer Overflow Vulnerability CVE - CVE-2014-7908
Unspecified Security Vulnerability CVE - CVE-2014-7905
Information Disclosure Vulnerability CVE - CVE-2014-7909
Integer Overflow Vulnerability CVE - CVE-2014-7901
Multiple Security Vulnerabilities CVE - CVE-2014-7910
Use After Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE - CVE-2014-7906
Use After Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE - CVE-2014-7907

Actions: 

We recommend the following actions be taken:

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.
Inform and educate users regarding the threats posed by hypertext links contained in emails or attachments especially from un-trusted sources.