Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2014-005
Date(s) Issued: 
Tuesday, January 28, 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 several issues including 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 affected application. Depending on the privileges associated with the application, 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 32.0.1700.102 
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: 

Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Google Chrome. Details of the vulnerabilities are as follows:

Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the affected application. Depending on the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

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.
  • Remind users not to open email attachments from unknown users or suspicious emails from trusted sources.
References: 
Google:
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2014/01/stable-channel-update_27.html
CVE:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6649
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6650
SecurityFocus:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65168
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65172