Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201603-09

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the Chromium web browser, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

www-client/chromium on all architectures
Affected versions < 49.0.2623.87
Unaffected versions >= 49.0.2623.87

Background

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Chromium web browser. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, obtain sensitive information, or bypass security restrictions.

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-49.0.2623.87"
 

References

Release Date
March 12, 2016

Latest Revision
March 12, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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