MS-ISAC CYBERSECURITY ADVISORIES
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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Chrome Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome, which could allow for arbitrary 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 allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, or cause denial-of-service conditions.
There are currently no reports of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.
- Google Chrome prior to version 49.0.2623.108
- Oracle Java SE 8 Update 73 and 74
- Large and medium government entities:High
- Small government entities: Medium
- Large and medium business entities:High
- Small business entities:Medium
Home users: Low
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome. These vulnerabilities can be triggered by a user visiting a specially crafted web page. Details of these vulnerabilities are as follows:
- An out-of-bounds read vulnerability in V8 (CVE-2016-1646)
- A use-after-free vulnerability in Navigation (CVE-2016-1647
- A use-after-free vulnerability in Extensions (CVE-2016-1648)
- A buffer-overflow vulnerability in libANGLE (CVE-2016-1649)
- Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-1650)
We recommend the following actions be taken:
- 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.