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Gentoo: 201111-05: Chromium, V8: Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Chromium and V8, some ofwhich may allow execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201111-05
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Chromium, V8: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: November 19, 2011
     Bugs: #390113, #390779
       ID: 201111-05

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

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

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-client/chromium       < 15.0.874.121         >= 15.0.874.121
  2  dev-lang/v8                < 3.5.10.24              >= 3.5.10.24
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

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

Impact
======

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. The attacker also could
cause a Java applet to run without user confirmation.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Chromium users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=www-client/chromium-15.0.874.121"

All V8 users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/v8-3.5.10.24"

References
==========

[  1 ] CVE-2011-3892
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3892
[  2 ] CVE-2011-3893
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3893
[  3 ] CVE-2011-3894
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3894
[  4 ] CVE-2011-3895
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3895
[  5 ] CVE-2011-3896
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3896
[  6 ] CVE-2011-3897
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3897
[  7 ] CVE-2011-3898
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3898
[  8 ] CVE-2011-3900
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3900
[  9 ] Release Notes 15.0.874.120

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2011/11/stable-channel-update.html
[ 10 ] Release Notes 15.0.874.121

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2011/11/stable-channel-update_16.html

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201111-05.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2011 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
 
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