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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Posted: April 29, 2014, 12:01 pm

DIS / SC-ISAC

Division of Information Security

South Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center

 

SECURITY ADVISORY

 

DATE ISSUED:        4/28/2014

SUBJECT:    Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow Remote Code Execution

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

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.

 

THREAT INTELLIGENCE:

 

At this time, there is no known proof-of-concept code available.

 

TECHNICAL SUMMARY:

 

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

  • A security vulnerability exists due to a type confusion error in V8.
  • A security vulnerability exists due to a type confusion error in DOM.
  • A use-after-free vulnerability exists in the Speech Recognition.                                                     
  • A security vulnerability exists that occurs due to an error in the compilation of 'Seccomp-BPF'.
  • Multiple security vulnerabilities exist due to an unspecified error.]      
  • Multiple security vulnerabilities exist due to an unspecified error in V8.

     

These vulnerabilities can be exploited if a user visits, or is redirected to, a specially crafted web page. 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.

 

 

SYSTEMS AFFECTED:

Google Chrome Prior to 34.0.1847.131

RISK:

Government:

·          Large and medium government entities: High

·          Small government entities: High

 

Businesses:

  • Large and medium business entities: High
  • Small business entities: High

 

Home users: High

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

We recommend the following actions be taken:

 

·         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_24.html 

 

CVE:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1730

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1731

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1732

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1733

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1734

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1735

 

SecurityFocus:

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67082

 

Please feel free to contact the SC ISAC if you have any questions or need any additional information.

 

The SC ISAC will provide amplifying information as it becomes available.

 

SC-ISAC Contact Information

 

Email: SC-ISAC@cio.sc.gov

SC ISAC Security Line: 803-896-1650

24-hour hotline: +1 803-896-0001

Fax: +1 803-896-0375

 

Postal address:

 

SC-ISAC

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4430 Broad River Road

Columbia S.C. 29210

SC-ISAC is available via hotline 08:00-17:00 EST (GMT-5)/ EDT (GMT-4)

Monday through Friday

 

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public PGP key is available from:

 

https://sc-isac.sc.gov/site-page/sc-isac-public-key

 

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Any material furnished by SC-ISAC is furnished on an "as is" basis.

 

SC-ISAC makes no warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied as to any matter including, but not limited to, warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability, exclusivity or results obtained from use of the material. SC-ISAC does not make any warranty of any kind with respect to freedom from patent, trademark, or copyright infringement.

 

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