Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow for Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
Date(s) Issued: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow for Remote Code Execution

Google Chrome is a web browser used to access the Internet. Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome that could result in remote code execution. 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 49.0.2623.75
Large and medium government entities: 
Small government entities: 
Large and medium business entities: 
Small business entities: 
Home Users: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome. This update addressed multiple bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements including the following:

  • CVE-2016-1630 Same-origin bypass in Blink
  • CVE-2016-1631 Same-origin bypass in Pepper Plugin
  • CVE-2016-1632 Bad cast in Extensions
  • CVE-2016-1633 Use-after-free in Blink
  • CVE-2016-1634 Use-after-free in Blink
  • CVE-2016-1635 Use-after-free in Blink
  • CVE-2016-1636 SRI Validation Bypass
  • CVE-2015-8126 Out-of-bounds access in libpng
  • CVE-2016-1637 Information Leak in Skia
  • CVE-2016-1638 WebAPI Bypass
  • CVE-2016-1639 Use-after-free in WebRTC
  • CVE-2016-1640 Origin confusion in Extensions UI
  • CVE-2016-1641 Use-after-free in Favicon
  • CVE-2016-1642 Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives
  • 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.