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Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201203-19 / chromium
Release Date March 25, 2012
Latest Revision March 25, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-client/chromium < 17.0.963.83 >= 17.0.963.83 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #406975, #407465, #407755, #409251


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Chromium, some of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Chromium is an open source web browser project.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Chromium. Please review the CVE identifiers and release notes referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted web site using Chromium, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, a Denial of Service condition, Universal Cross-Site Scripting, or installation of an extension without user interaction.

A remote attacker could also entice a user to install a specially crafted extension that would interfere with browser-issued web requests.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Chromium users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/chromium-17.0.963.83"

4.  References


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