Gentoo: 201201-17: Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Chromium, some of whichmay allow execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201201-17
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: January 28, 2012
     Bugs: #400551
       ID: 201201-17

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

Background
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Chromium is an open source web browser project.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  www-client/chromium       < 16.0.912.77           >= 16.0.912.77

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

Impact
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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, or a Denial of Service
condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Chromium users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=www-client/chromium-16.0.912.77"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2011-3924
      http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3924
[ 2 ] CVE-2011-3925
      http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3925
[ 3 ] CVE-2011-3926
      http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3926
[ 4 ] CVE-2011-3927
      http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3927
[ 5 ] CVE-2011-3928
      http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3928
[ 6 ] Release Notes 16.0.912.77

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2012/01/stable-channel-update_23.html

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201201-17.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