Chromium, V8: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201203-24

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

Affected Packages

www-client/chromium on all architectures
Affected versions < 18.0.1025.142
Unaffected versions >= 18.0.1025.142
dev-lang/v8 on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.8.9.16
Unaffected versions >= 3.8.9.16

Background

Chromium is an open source web browser project. V8 is Google's open source JavaScript engine. SPDY is an experimental networking protocol.

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 entice a user to open a specially crafted web site using Chromium, possibly resulting in cross-site scripting (XSS), or an unspecified SPDY certificate checking error.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Chromium users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=www-client/chromium-18.0.1025.142"
 

All V8 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/v8-3.8.9.16"
 

References

Release Date
March 30, 2012

Latest Revision
March 30, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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