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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                               ASB-2009.1067
                     Google Chrome 2.0.172.43 Released
                             1 September 2009

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Google Chrome
Operating System:     Windows
Impact/Access:        Provide Misleading Information -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:            CVE-2009-2973  
Member content until: Thursday, October  1 2009

OVERVIEW

        Google have released a new version of Chrome, correcting a security 
        vulnerability.


IMPACT

        The vendor has provided the following information regarding this
        vulnerability:
        
        Google Chrome no longer connects to HTTPS (SSL) sites whose 
        certificates are signed using MD2 or MD4 hashing algorithms. These 
        algorithms are considered weak and might allow an attacker to spoof 
        an invalid site as a valid HTTPS site. [1]


MITIGATION

        Google has made version 2.0.172.43 available for download from their 
        website. [2]


REFERENCES

        [1] Google Chrome Releases
            http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2009/08/stable-update-security-fixes.html

        [2] Google Chrome
            http://www.google.com/chrome

AusCERT has made every effort to ensure that the information contained
in this document is accurate.  However, the decision to use the information
described is the responsibility of each user or organisation. The decision to
follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is
the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should be considered in
accordance with your organisation's site policies and procedures. AusCERT
takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or
acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin.

If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in 
any way, we encourage you to let us know by completing the secure National IT 
Incident Reporting Form at:

        http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=3192

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Australian Computer Emergency Response Team
The University of Queensland
Brisbane
Qld 4072

Internet Email: auscert@auscert.org.au
Facsimile:      (07) 3365 7031
Telephone:      (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417)
                AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours 
                which are GMT+10:00 (AEST).
                On call after hours for member emergencies only.
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