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Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow for Remote Code Execution
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 containing embedded malicious Adobe Flash code. 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 then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
There is no known proof-of-concept code available at this time.
- Google Chrome Prior to 38.0.2125.122
- Large and medium government entities:High
- Small government entities:High
- Large and medium government entities: High
- Small government entities: High
Home users: High
Multiple Vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome, and have been patched in the latest Stable Channel Update. This update addressed multiple bug fixes and security updates including the Adobe Flash vulnerabilities.
We recommend the following actions be taken:
- Apply appropriate updates 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.