ASB-2018.0309 - [Win][Linux][Mac] Google Chrome: Multiple vulnerabilities 2018-12-14

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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                               ASB-2018.0309
              Chrome 71.0.3578.98 released with security fix
                             14 December 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Google Chrome
Operating System:     Windows
                      Mac OS
                      Linux variants
Impact/Access:        Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                      Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:            CVE-2018-17481  
Member content until: Sunday, January 13 2019

OVERVIEW

        A number of vulnerabilities have been identified in Google Chrome
        prior to version 71.0.3578.98. [1]


IMPACT

        Google has provided the following information:
        
        "[$6000][901654] High CVE-2018-17481: Use after free in PDFium. Reported by
        Anonymous on 2018-11-04
        (This issue was first addressed in the initial Stable release of Chrome 70, but
        received additional fixes in this release)" [1]


MITIGATION

        Google advises updating to version 71.0.3578.98 or later to
        address these vulnerabilities. [1]


REFERENCES

        [1] Stable Channel Update for Desktop
            https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2018/12/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_12.html

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