GLSA 201808-01: Chromium, Google Chrome: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity:normal
Title:Chromium, Google Chrome: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date:08/22/2018
Bugs: #657376, #662436
ID:201808-01

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Chromium and Google Chrome, the worst of which allows remote attackers to escalate privileges.

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.

Google Chrome is one fast, simple, and secure browser for all your devices.

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected Architecture(s)
www-client/google-chrome < 68.0.3440.75 >= 68.0.3440.75 All supported architectures
www-client/chromium < 68.0.3440.75 >= 68.0.3440.75 All supported architectures

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Chromium and Google Chrome. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers and Google Chrome Releases for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could escalate privileges, cause a heap buffer overflow, obtain sensitive information or spoof a URL.

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-68.0.3440.75"
    

All Google Chrome users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/google-chrome-68.0.3440.75"

References

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201808-01.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 2010 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.

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