Chromium, V8: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201309-16

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 < 29.0.1457.57
Unaffected versions >= 29.0.1457.57
dev-lang/v8 on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.18.5.14
Unaffected versions >= 3.18.5.14

Background

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

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. Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to bypass security restrictions or have other, unspecified, impact.

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-29.0.1457.57"
 

All V8 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/v8-3.18.5.14"
 

References

Release Date
September 24, 2013

Latest Revision
September 25, 2013: 2

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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