Chromium, Google Chrome Security Updates for Gentoo Linux
Posted on: 05/21/2018 07:22 AM

The following security advisory for Gentoo Linux has been published

Chromium, Google Chrome Security Updates for Gentoo Linux


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201805-06
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Chromium, Google Chrome: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: May 20, 2018
Bugs: #655720
ID: 201805-06

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Chromium and Google Chrome,
the worst of which could result in privilege escalation.

Background
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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
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-client/chromium < 66.0.3359.170 >= 66.0.3359.170
2 www-client/google-chrome
< 66.0.3359.170 >= 66.0.3359.170
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2 affected packages

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

Impact
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A remote attacker, by enticing a user to install malicious extensions,
could possibly escalate privileges, cause a Denial of Service
condition, or have other unspecified impacts.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Chromium users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=www-client/chromium-66.0.3359.170"

All Google Chrome users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge -a --oneshot -v ">=www-client/google-chrome-66.0.3359.170"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-6120
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-6120
[ 2 ] CVE-2018-6121
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-6121
[ 3 ] CVE-2018-6122
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-6122
[ 4 ] Google Chrome Release 20180510
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2018/05/stable-channel-update-for-desktop.html

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201805-06

Concerns?
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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
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Copyright 2018 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.

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



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