Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2014-026
Date(s) Issued: 
Monday, March 17, 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 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 33.0.1750.152 for Mac and Linux
  • Google Chrome prior to 33.0.1750.154 for Windows
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: 

Four 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: 
  • Apply appropriate patches provided by Google to affected 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.
  • Remind users not to open email attachments from unknown users or suspicious emails from trusted sources.
References: 
GOOGLE:
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2014/03/stable-channel-update_14.html
CVE:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1705
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1713
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1714
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1715
SecurityFocus:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/66239
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/66243
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/66249
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/66252