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Chromium, V8: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201403-01 / chromium v8
Release Date March 05, 2014
Latest Revision March 05, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-client/chromium < 33.0.1750.146 >= 33.0.1750.146 All supported architectures
dev-lang/v8 < All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #486742, #488148, #491128, #491326, #493364, #498168, #499502, #501948, #503372


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Chromium and V8, worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Chromium is an open-source web browser project. V8 is Google’s open source JavaScript engine.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Chromium and V8. Please review the CVE identifiers and release notes referenced below for details.


A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted web site or JavaScript program using Chromium or V8, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition. Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to bypass security restrictions or have other unspecified impact.

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

Gentoo has discontinued support for separate V8 package. We recommend that users unmerge V8:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

  # emerge --unmerge "dev-lang/v8"

4.  References


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