GLSA-201111-01 : Chromium, V8: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201111-01
(Chromium, V8: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Chromium and V8. Please
review the CVE identifiers and release notes referenced below for
details.

Impact :

A local attacker could gain root privileges (CVE-2011-1444, fixed in
chromium-11.0.696.57).
A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially
crafted web site or JavaScript program using Chromium or V8, possibly
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process, or a Denial of Service condition. The attacker also could obtain
cookies and other sensitive information, conduct man-in-the-middle
attacks, perform address bar spoofing, bypass the same origin policy,
perform Cross-Site Scripting attacks, or bypass pop-up blocks.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?903021a5
http://www.nessus.org/u?d5960d07
http://www.nessus.org/u?68b24c3b
http://www.nessus.org/u?bfec542d
http://www.nessus.org/u?6d77dd99
http://www.nessus.org/u?b79e4c8b
http://www.nessus.org/u?ff69daca
http://www.nessus.org/u?0153f07f
http://www.nessus.org/u?27ba5b5d
http://www.nessus.org/u?739f0064
http://www.nessus.org/u?4ab50493
http://www.nessus.org/u?221de82d
http://www.nessus.org/u?5ce99226
http://www.nessus.org/u?f63d24f5
http://www.nessus.org/u?614d8eb8
http://www.nessus.org/u?b44c4173
http://www.nessus.org/u?4ac088da
http://www.nessus.org/u?5f585e13
http://www.nessus.org/u?ba155401
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201111-01.xml

Solution :

All Chromium users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
'>=www-client/chromium-15.0.874.102'
All V8 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/v8-3.5.10.22'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false