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Gentoo: 201201-03: 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 201201-03
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Chromium, V8: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: January 08, 2012
     Bugs: #394587, #397907
       ID: 201201-03

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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       < 16.0.912.75           >= 16.0.912.75
  2  dev-lang/v8                 < 3.6.6.11               >= 3.6.6.11
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     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 could also perform URL bar spoofing.

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-16.0.912.75"

All V8 users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/v8-3.6.6.11"

References
==========

[  1 ] CVE-2011-3903
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3903
[  2 ] CVE-2011-3904
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3904
[  3 ] CVE-2011-3906
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3906
[  4 ] CVE-2011-3907
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3907
[  5 ] CVE-2011-3908
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3908
[  6 ] CVE-2011-3909
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3909
[  7 ] CVE-2011-3910
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3910
[  8 ] CVE-2011-3912
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3912
[  9 ] CVE-2011-3913
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3913
[ 10 ] CVE-2011-3914
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3914
[ 11 ] CVE-2011-3917
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3917
[ 12 ] CVE-2011-3921
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3921
[ 13 ] CVE-2011-3922
       http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3922
[ 14 ] Release Notes 16.0.912.63

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2011/12/stable-channel-update.html
[ 15 ] Release Notes 16.0.912.75

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2012/01/stable-channel-update.html

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

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201201-03.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 2012 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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