Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201012-01

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

Affected packages

www-client/chromium on all architectures
Affected versions < 8.0.552.224
Unaffected versions >= 8.0.552.224


Chromium is an open-source web browser project.


Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Chromium. For further information please consult the release notes referenced below.


A remote attacker could trick a user to perform a set of UI actions that trigger a possibly exploitable crash, leading to execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

It was also possible for an attacker to entice a user to visit a specially-crafted web page that would trigger one of the vulnerabilities, leading to execution of arbitrary code within the confines of the sandbox, successful Cross-Site Scripting attacks, violation of the same-origin policy, successful website spoofing attacks, information leak, or a Denial of Service. An attacker could also trick a user to perform a set of UI actions that might result in a successful website spoofing attack.

Multiple bugs in the sandbox could result in a sandbox escape.

Multiple UI bugs could lead to information leak and successful website spoofing attacks.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Chromium users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/chromium-8.0.552.224"


Release date
December 17, 2010

Latest revision
December 17, 2010: 01



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