Articles / Debian: Security update for...

Debian: Security update for Chromium

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the Chromium browser. Google Chrome does not properly handle a missing key in an extension, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted extension. An integer overflow in WebKit allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Debian Security Advisory DSA-2192-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Giuseppe Iuculano
March 15, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package : chromium-browser
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-0779 CVE-2011-1290


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the Chromium browser.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
following problems:

CVE-2011-0779

Google Chrome before 9.0.597.84 does not properly handle a missing key in an
extension, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(application crash) via a crafted extension.

CVE-2011-1290

Integer overflow in WebKit allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code
via unknown vectors, as demonstrated by Vincenzo Iozzo, Willem Pinckaers, and
Ralf-Philipp Weinmann during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2011.


For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed
in version 6.0.472.63~r59945-5+squeeze4

For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed
version 10.0.648.133~r77742-1


We recommend that you upgrade your chromium-browser packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux)

iEYEARECAAYFAk1/lHMACgkQNxpp46476ao/EwCdFThT2dtAQ9HB8yza9Z4gIqV4
FeIAn3zISoa/86EhpLs5qjhMB9gQ6Oc0
=QJZP
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Screenshot

Project Spotlight

Ghostscript

An interpreter for the PostScript (TM) language.

Screenshot

Project Spotlight

The Meson Build System

A next-generation build system.