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Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-0429-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-0429-01
Posted Mar 10, 2016
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-0429-01 - Chromium is an open-source web browser, powered by WebKit. Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Chromium to crash, execute arbitrary code, or disclose sensitive information when visited by the victim. All Chromium users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Chromium version 49.0.2623.87, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Chromium must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

tags | advisory, web, arbitrary
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2016-1643, CVE-2016-1644, CVE-2016-1645
MD5 | 37da9cc0a2321f4dfecfa54f8fabdc1a

Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-0429-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: chromium-browser security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2016:0429-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0429.html
Issue date: 2016-03-10
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1643 CVE-2016-1644 CVE-2016-1645
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1. Summary:

Updated chromium-browser packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security
impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give
detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the
CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Chromium is an open-source web browser, powered by WebKit (Blink).

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web
page containing malicious content could cause Chromium to crash, execute
arbitrary code, or disclose sensitive information when visited by the
victim. (CVE-2016-1643, CVE-2016-1644, CVE-2016-1645)

All Chromium users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain Chromium version 49.0.2623.87, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Chromium must be restarted for the changes
to take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

For details on how to apply this update, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1315997 - CVE-2016-1643 chromium-browser: type confusion in Blink
1315998 - CVE-2016-1644 chromium-browser: use-after-free in Blink
1315999 - CVE-2016-1645 chromium-browser: out-of-bounds write in PDFium

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6):

i386:
chromium-browser-49.0.2623.87-1.el6.i686.rpm
chromium-browser-debuginfo-49.0.2623.87-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
chromium-browser-49.0.2623.87-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
chromium-browser-debuginfo-49.0.2623.87-1.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6):

i386:
chromium-browser-49.0.2623.87-1.el6.i686.rpm
chromium-browser-debuginfo-49.0.2623.87-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
chromium-browser-49.0.2623.87-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
chromium-browser-debuginfo-49.0.2623.87-1.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6):

i386:
chromium-browser-49.0.2623.87-1.el6.i686.rpm
chromium-browser-debuginfo-49.0.2623.87-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
chromium-browser-49.0.2623.87-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
chromium-browser-debuginfo-49.0.2623.87-1.el6.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1643
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1644
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1645
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2016/03/stable-channel-update_8.html

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2016 Red Hat, Inc.
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