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ASB-2016.0013 - [Win][Linux][OSX] Google Chrome: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction

Date: 19 February 2016
References: ESB-2016.0426  ESB-2016.0461  

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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                               ASB-2016.0013
           A vulnerability has been identified in Google Chrome
                             19 February 2016

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Google Chrome
Operating System:     Windows
                      OS X
                      Linux variants
Impact/Access:        Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                      Access Confidential Data        -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:            CVE-2016-1629  
Member content until: Sunday, March 20 2016

OVERVIEW

        A vulnerability has been identified in Google Chrome prior to 
        version 48.0.2564.116. [1]


IMPACT

        The vendor has provided the following details regarding this
        issue:
        
        "This update includes the following security fix contributed by an 
        external researcher. Please see the Chromium security page for more
        information.
        
        [$25,633.7][583431] Critical CVE-2016-1629: Same-origin bypass in 
        Blink and Sandbox escape in Chrome. Credit to anonymous." [1]


MITIGATION

        The vendor recommends updating to the latest version of Google 
        Chrome to correct this issue. [1]


REFERENCES

        [1] Stable Channel Update
            http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/stable-channel-update_18.html

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