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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201205-01

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201205-01
Posted May 15, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201205-1 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Chromium, some of which may allow execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 18.0.1025.168 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2011-3078, CVE-2011-3081, CVE-2012-1521
MD5 | a4848140651d70253cea8adf234ea179

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201205-01

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Severity: Normal
Title: Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: May 15, 2012
Bugs: #414199
ID: 201205-01

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

Chromium is an open source web browser project.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-client/chromium < 18.0.1025.168 >= 18.0.1025.168

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Chromium. Please
review the CVE identifiers and release notes referenced below for
details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted web
site using Chromium, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service
condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Chromium users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=www-client/chromium-18.0.1025.168"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2011-3078
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3078
[ 2 ] CVE-2011-3081
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3081
[ 3 ] CVE-2012-1521
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-1521
[ 4 ] Release Notes 18.0.1025.168

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2012/04/stable-channel-update_30=
.html

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201205-01.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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