Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2014-035
Date(s) Issued: 
Wednesday, April 9, 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 may result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, 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 34.0.1847.116
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: 

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

Successful exploitation may result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

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.
  • Do not open email attachments or click on URLs from unknown or un-trusted sources.
References: 
Google:
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2014/04/stable-channel-update.html
CVE:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1716
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1717
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1718
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1719
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1720
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1721
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1722
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1723
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1724
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1725
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1726
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1727
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1728
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1729