Chromium, V8: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201403-01

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

Affected Packages

www-client/chromium on all architectures
Affected versions < 33.0.1750.146
Unaffected versions >= 33.0.1750.146
dev-lang/v8 on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.20.17.13
Unaffected versions

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-33.0.1750.146"
 

Gentoo has discontinued support for separate V8 package. We recommend that users unmerge V8:

 # emerge --unmerge "dev-lang/v8"
 

References

Release Date
March 05, 2014

Latest Revision
March 05, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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